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Lent 2024: A Peaceful Spirit by Sis. Jacqueline Brown Woody


“Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing!” 

Isaiah 43:18-19


February 24, 2024

A Peaceful Spirit

This new year began with a wrestling in my spirit. As I contemplate what I might to do to fix the particular situation surrounding my restless spirit, The word of God provides both remedy and respite. Always, it is in reading, hearing, and meditating on scripture I find exactly whatever is needed.

The prophet Isaiah speaks of the Lord’s promise of victory in the struggle, of letting go when we’ve held on too long, in frustration, confusion, disappointment or uncertainty. It is the Lord who clears the view or way, releases and keeps us from stumbling on that which can easily block our blessings. He shows us a new path and by His merciful power we can release any burden.

As we embrace this beautiful, peaceful Lenten season, let us seek moments to encourage our hearts and spirits, reminding us all things in Christ are made new.

                                                      Sister Jacqueline Brown Woody

Friend of Metropolitan


Prayer: Dear Lord,  hear our prayer, create in each of us a clean heart and renew a right spirit. Allow your Holy Spirit to lead, guide and direct the mediations of our minds and hearts daily. Thank you. Amen.


Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.

Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.




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