Day One: What’s the Word?

Let’s read aloud together the following passage, confession and prayer:

Your word, LORD, is eternal;
it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness continues through all generations;
you established the earth, and it endures.
Your laws endure to this day,
for all things serve you.
If your law had not been my delight,
I would have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget your precepts,
for by them you have preserved my life.
Save me, for I am yours;
I have sought out your precepts.
The wicked are waiting to destroy me,
but I will ponder your statutes.
To all perfection I see a limit,
but your commands are boundless. (Psalm 119.89-96 NIV)

“The Word of God par excellence is Jesus Christ, God and Man. The Son is the Eternal Word, ever-present in God, because he himself is God: ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God’ (Jn 1:1). The Word reveals the Mystery of the Triune God. Eternally spoken by God the Father through the love of the Holy Spirit, the Word carries on a dialogue which expresses communion and leads a person into the depths of the divine life of the Most Blessed Trinity.” (“The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church,” Instrumentum laboris, 2008, Synod of Bishops)

Prayer: Lord, your word is eternal! We praise you, Jesus, Son of God, Eternal Word! Fill us with your Spirit now, as we proclaim your word! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s sing “Raised to Life” (Elevation). Click here.