April 18, 2003

A Prophetic Lent

As we imitate Jesus' 40-day fast and prepare to renew our baptismal promises on Easter Sunday, the Lord calls us to intensify our reading of His word. In this Lent, I invite you to ask for and accept the grace to read through all the prophets of the Old Testament except Isaiah. (We encourage you to read the prophet, Isaiah, during Advent). The following arrangement will help you. As you read the Lord's prophetic word, you will repent deeply and have the springtime of your life in the Spirit.

Ash Wednesday     Jeremiah 1:1—4:31
Thurs. after Ash Wed.   Jer. 5:1—8:23
Fri. after Ash Wed.   Jer. 9:1—12:17
Sat. after Ash Wed.   Jer. 13:1—16:21
First Sunday of Lent   Jer. 17:1—20:18
Mon. of 1st week of Lent   Jer. 21:1—24:10
Tues. of 1st week of Lent   Jer. 25:1—29:23
Wed. of 1st week of Lent   Jer. 29:24—33:26
Thurs. of 1st week of Lent   Jer. 34:1—37:21
Fri. of 1st week of Lent   Jer. 38:1—45:5
Sat. of 1st week of Lent   Jer. 46:1—49:39
Second Sunday of Lent   Jer. 50:1—52:34
Mon. of 2nd week of Lent   Lamentations
Tues. of 2nd week of Lent   Baruch
Wed. of 2nd week of Lent   Ezekiel 1:1—6:14
Thurs. of 2nd week of Lent   Ez. 7:1—12:28
Fri. of 2nd week of Lent   Ez. 13:1—17:24
Sat. of 2nd week of Lent   Ez. 18:1—21:37
Third Sunday of Lent   Ez. 22:1—24:27
Mon. of 3rd week of Lent   Ez. 25:1—29:16
Tues. of 3rd week of Lent   Ez. 29:17—32:32
Wed. of 3rd week of Lent   Ez. 33:1—37:28
Thurs. of 3rd week of Lent   Ez. 38:1—42:20
Fri. of 3rd week of Lent   Ez. 43:1—45:25
Sat. of 3rd week of Lent   Ez. 46:1—48:35
Fourth Sunday of Lent   Daniel 1:1—3:97
Mon. of 4th week of Lent   Dn. 3:98—6:29
Tues. of 4th week of Lent   Dn. 7:1—9:27
Wed. of 4th week of Lent   Dn. 10:1—12:13
Thurs. of 4th week of Lent   Dn. 13:1—14:42
Fri. of 4th week of Lent   Hosea 1:1—4:19
Sat. of 4th week of Lent   Hos. 5:1—9:9
Fifth Sunday of Lent   Hos. 9-10—14:10
Mon. of 5th week of Lent   Joel
Tues. of 5th week of Lent   Amos 1:1-5, 6, 8-9
Wed. of 5th week of Lent   Amos 5:7, 10—9:15
Thurs. of 5th week of Lent   Obadiah, Jonah
Fri. of 5th week of Lent   Micah 1:1—3:12
Sat. of 5th week of Lent   Mi. 4:1—7:20
Palm (Passion) Sunday   Zechariah 1:1—5:11
Mon. of Holy Week   Zech. 6:1—11:3
Tues. of Holy Week   Zech. 11-4—14:21
Wed. of Holy Week   Malachi