A lot of people talk about what they’re giving up for Lent but I want to encourage you to add something. Part of what we do in Lent is rededicate ourselves to practicing various spiritual disciplines. Reading the Scriptures is one spiritual discipline that is fairly easy to do. Below is a list of the Lenten daily readings following Ash Wednesday (the Ash Wednesday readings are in a post HERE) through the first full week of Lent. I included readings for the days past in case any adventurous souls want to catch up. If you want to start with today’s readings, however, look for Tuesday.
Except for the Sundays in Lent, Ash Wednesday, and Holy Week, the daily readings begin with a Psalm that is the same for three days in a row. The readings continue with an Old Testament and a New Testament reading which change every day.
If you have questions about any of the texts, you can always post below and I’ll do my best to respond in a timely manner.
Thursday after Ash Wednesday: Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 | Exodus 5:10-23 | Acts 7:30-34
Friday after Ash Wednesday: Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 | Exodus 6:1-13 | Acts 7:35-42
Saturday after Ash Wednesday: Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 | Ecclesiastes 3:1-18 | John 12:27-36
First Sunday in Lent: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 | Psalm 32 | Romans 5:12-19 | Matthew 4:1-11
Monday: Psalm 17 | 1 Chronicles 21:1-17 | 1 John 2:1-6
Tuesday: Psalm 17 | Zechariah 3:1-10 | 2 Peter 2:4-21
Wednesday: Psalm 17 | Job 1:1-22 | Luke 21:34-22:6
Thursday: Psalm 27 | Genesis 13:1-7, 14-18 | Philippians 3:2-12
Friday: Psalm 27 | Genesis 14:17-24 | Philippians 3:17-20
Saturday: Psalm 27 | Psalm 118:26-29 | Matthew 23:37-39