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Sacred Season Episode 6: Lent

February 26th, 2020 | 3 min read

By Jake Meador

Thanks so much for listening to Sacred Season!

Opening Scripture: Matthew 3:2, Mark 8:34

Closing Scripture: Joel 2:12-14

Original podcast music by Shannon Soderlund

Original art by Christopher Stewart (@christbearericonandprint)


Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices which Transform Us by Adele Calhoun

Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton

Bible in One Year (daily bible reading plan) by HTB Church

Psalm to Pray — Psalm 13

1 How long will you hide your face from me?

2 How long must I take counsel in my soul

and have sorrow in my heart all the day?

How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;

light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”

lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love;

my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

6 I will sing to the Lord,

because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Sandra McCracken–My Help, My God (Psalm 42)

Anglican Prayer Beads (Protesant Rosary) –

Beads – you can buy the beads any number of places, but here’s a link to one set.

Praying Through the Psalms: A Guide for Contemplative Prayer Using Anglican Prayer Beads

Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy, and sons Wendell, Austin, and Ambrose. Jake's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Commonweal, Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play and he has written or contributed to several books, including "In Search of the Common Good," "What Are Christians For?" (both with InterVarsity Press), "A Protestant Christendom?" (with Davenant Press), and "Telling the Stories Right" (with the Front Porch Republic Press).