Mystagogical devotional guide: Lent-Easter

The attached PDF is a devotional guide designed to be used throughout the Lenten and Easter seasons. Initially based on the 28 day guide posted on this site, this revision adds material from many sacramental liturgies and portions of the sermons from the great mystagogues of the 4th century. The themes and readings are designed to integrate well with Sunday worship throughout Lent and Easter, and yet the guide can also be used for Advent and Epiphany or any other time throughout the year.

The guide will eventually accompany the book on which I am currently working, but it is ready for use now for both individual and corporate reflection on our sacramental journey into the body of Christ and our ongoing transformation for his mission in the world.

Dr. Chris

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Lent: Psalms for daily prayer and reflection

“Lent is a time to intentionally confront all the ways the first Adam continues to control our lives, to carry these ways to the cross, to let them be crucified with Jesus, and to bury them in the tomb never to rise again. Through this journey we enter into his death and become new creatures in the resurrection. For as Jesus overcame temptation for us, he delivered us from it in the resurrection” (Robert Webber, Ancient-Future Time).

Psalms for daily prayer and reflection

Read these each week in addition to your normal daily devotions as part of your special preparation for Easter, reflect on their meaning, and use them as part of your prayer time. (Source: Robert Webber, The Prymer: The Prayer Book of the Medieval Era Adapted for Contemporary Life)

Every day—Psalm 22 (Christ was forsaken on our behalf.)

Monday—Psalm 23 (Even in the moment of forsakenness there is confidence.)
Psalm 24 (Those who seek the Lord of all the earth will find mercy.)

Tuesday—Psalm 25 (A prayer for grace, mercy, and protection.)

Wednesday—Psalm 26 (A prayer to God to be delivered out of distress.)

Thursday—Psalm 27 (Faith and hope in the midst of stress.)

Friday—Psalm 28 (A prayer that God’s enemies will not prevail.)

Saturday—Psalm 29 (Glorify God by remembering his works.)

Sunday—Psalm 30 (Praise to God for deliverance.)
Psalm 31.1–5  (A prayer of confidence and hope.)