The Holy Lent

Day 1 - First Monday of the The Holy Lent

by Prince Mathew

Monday, March 7, 2011


GOD, the LORD, is giving us another worshipping period of Noyambu (The Holy Lent) and fasting to become stronger in our spirituality. We all know how much responsibility is within us, to keep our body, our soul, and our spirit at the most holiness during this period. To achieve this ultimate spirituality, we must follow a specific control in our bodily desires and at same time we must be mentally fit to take this challenge. One way is, be engaged in reading and meditating the Bible verses and singing songs of 'Prathyasa' (hope).

Hence we trust in the LORD in helping us to provide you with daily meditation verses that will be sent to you by email, in the same manner as in pervious years. These topics have been compiled from various articles written by prominent personalities.

Preface for Meditation

The Holy Lent is a time for the nourishment of our inner being. Abstinences during Lent indicate the shift of focus and we give extra care to the nourishment of our spirit. During Lent we give more time for Bible reading, meditation and Prayer so that our spirit is purified and enriched by God. Then the Holy Spirit who resides in our spirit can smoothly guide us. Good deeds and words will flow from the inner springboard which is purified and strengthened by Christ. ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.’(St. Mathew 5:8).

Lent is a period of reconciliation with others. Fasting is an act of worship presented to God, and God does not accept the offering and worship of a person who quarrels with others. Instead, He asks him to go and make peace with his brother before coming to worship and present offerings in front of God’ altar. Fasting is an appropriate time to evaluate our relationship with others. As we ask God to forgive us our sins, we must also forgive those who have sinned against us.

May God grant us a blessed fast by which we can grow in a life of prayer, asceticism, and repentance. May we always increase in doing acts of mercy and living in peace with one another.

Bible Reading

First Monday of The Holy Lent


* Genesis1: 1 - 12
* Isaiah29: 15-24
* St. James1: 2-12
* Romans 1:18-25
* St. Matthew 4: 1-11


* I John4: 11-20
* I Corinthians 13: 1-13
* St. Matthew 18: 18-35

Verse for the day: St. Matthew 18:35 "This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."

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