Lent 2024 | Day 10

By Janet Nygren
Day 10 (Saturday, Feb 24)

As I enter prayer now, I pause to be still; to breathe slowly, to re-center my scattered senses upon the presence of God.1

Pause and pray.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)

Think about it.

In preparation for our celebration of another Resurrection Day (Sunday), let’s reflect back on what we’ve learned or noticed this week. We’ve looked at three kinds of J-Curves: the Suffering J-Curve, where suffering finds us; the Repentance J-Curve, where we crucify something in us that is causing harm; and the Love J-Curve, where we choose to suffer for the sake of someone else. What excellent or praiseworthy things have you noticed about Jesus, about yourself, or about others?


It’s easy to focus on negative things around us. I invite you to slow down, and see what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, or admirable. Jesus is first on my list fitting that description! Think about such things so that you can participate in a “resurrection hunt” to celebrate tomorrow in worship.

Pause and Pray.

Jesus, help me to know you better.

“Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see.” (Amazing Grace, by John Newton)

  1. Prayer used daily in Lectio365 found at https://www.24-7prayer.com/resource/lectio-365/

1 Comment

Nick Tebordo - February 24th, 2024 at 5:26am

I love Philippians 4:8! In fact, I love many verses in Philippians. It is hard to believe Paul wrote these words from prison as he faced his death. As I look for resurrection moments, these words themselves point me in the right direction. If Paul can write them from prison, his love J-Curve can guide my thinking in the midst of suffering, repentance and whatever situations I face. I am joyfully embracing fasting today to draw closer to Jesus. Looking for “resurrection moments.




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