When was the last time you examined your spiritual "equipment," to see what kind of shape it was in? In this brief Lenten video Bishop Mark Lawrence invites us to take time for spiritual examination, reflection, prayer and repentance..
He urges us to set aside 20-30 minutes and go off to a “lonely place” with a pad and pencil, our Bible and prayer book and ask God, through is Holy Spirit, to search us and know us – to shine a light on those areas he wants to transform.
He suggests using the following for our time of reflection, repentance and prayer:
• The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21)
• The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
• The “seven deadly sins” according to Christian tradition (envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride, sloth, and wrath).