Daily Practices – Week 1 – Day 1

I am excited that my little church is going through these spiritual exercises together and how Christ may speak to us through them.

THEME: The resurrection is more than an event, it’s a way of life.

GRACE*: Lord, help me experience Your power in my daily life.


Settling in:

  • In a journal, note the day, time, and place you’re sitting.
  • Open with a few moments of silence. Rest, and breathe deeply.
  • Complete the following sentence in your journal: Today, I feel ________________.
  • Read these words slowly (aloud or silently):

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.” (Psalm 118:1-2, NIV)

  • Pause for a few moments of silence.

Practice:

  • Choose one of the following practices.

Option 1: Study [5-30 minutes]

Read through Matthew 28:1-10. Take a few moments to answer some of the following questions in your journal:

  1. Notice the reactions of the guards in verse 4, compared with the women’s reaction in verse 8. What do you think caused such different reactions to…

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