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Lent 2024: The Prayers of a Believer by Sis. Elsie L. Scott


 “You have done many good things for me, Lord,  just as you promised. I believe in your commands; now teach me good judgment and knowledge”. 

Psalm 119: 65-66


March 14, 2024

The Prayers of a Believer

Back home in Louisiana, we had a big Bible on the lectern in the pulpit at our church. Sometimes my father, the pastor, would flip open the Bible and read a verse from what ever page came open. He said that was the message that God was giving him. As I prepared my Lenten meditation, I decided to flip open a Bible to see what message I may need to deliver. I found myself at Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible, and some say, the middle chapter of the book. I chose verses 65-66. 

Many Christians can recite the commandments and brag about how they believe in the commandments. But is it enough to recite them verbatim from whatever version of the Bible we prefer? 

We can believe in the commandments given to us by God, but we have to be taught to understand them. We must know how to apply them in our everyday lives.

Sister Elsie L. Scott

Steward Emeritus


Prayer: Lord, I have studied your commandments, and I believe in them, but I need to know how to practically apply them to everyday situations. When I am faced with challenges, I pray for the ability of discernment. I pray for the gift to make the right interpretations and applications of the commandments every day.


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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