Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Read: Luke 1v67– 79 | Zechariah’s Song

His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
because he has come to his people and redeemed them.
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),
salvation from our enemies
and from the hand of all who hate us—
to show mercy to our ancestors
and to remember his holy covenant,
the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,
and to enable us to serve him without fear
in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
to give his people the knowledge of salvation
through the forgiveness of their sins,
because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
to shine on those living in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of peace.”

Mediate: Sit there for a while, watching and listening. Join in Zechariah’s great stream of praise, but turn it into prayer as well. 

Pray: Lord, where do I fit into this new picture? What task have you prepared for me? Where can I bring hope to the fearful, and daylight into darkness?

Act: Do some chores around the house that you don’t normally do