Lent - Day 2: "I stand in awe, O LORD, of your work."

Each day throughout the season of Lent you will find a short passage of scripture from the daily lectionary and a suggested activity for the day that will hopefully help set these days apart (this is not an original idea - a post on the website of The House for All Sinners and Saints has inspired this approach to Lent).

Would love to hear your thoughts as we journey together.

Day 2
Habakuk 3:1-10 (11-15) 16-18

[1]A prayer of the prophet Habakkuk according to Shigionoth. 
[2]O LORD, I have heard of your renown, 
and I stand in awe, O LORD, of your work.
In our own time revive it;
in our own time make it known;
in wrath may you remember mercy.
[3]God came from Teman, 
the Holy One from Mount Paran.
His glory covered the heavens,
and the earth was full of his praise.
[4]The brightness was like the sun; 
rays came forth from his hand,
where his power lay hidden.
[5]Before him went pestilence, 
and plague followed close behind.
[6]He stopped and shook the earth; 
he looked and made the nations tremble.
The eternal mountains were shattered;
along his ancient pathways
the everlasting hills sank low.
[7]I saw the tents of Cushan under affliction; 
the tent-curtains of the land of Midian trembled.
[8]Was your wrath against the rivers, O LORD? 
Or your anger against the rivers,
or your rage against the sea,
when you drove your horses,
your chariots to victory?
[9]You brandished your naked bow, 
sated were the arrows at your command.
You split the earth with rivers.
[10]The mountains saw you, and writhed; 
a torrent of water swept by;
the deep gave forth its voice.
The sun raised high its hands;
[11]the moon stood still in its exalted place, 
at the light of your arrows speeding by,
at the gleam of your flashing spear.
[12]In fury you trod the earth, 
in anger you trampled nations.
[13]You came forth to save your people, 
to save your anointed.
You crushed the head of the wicked house,
laying it bare from foundation to roof.
[14]You pierced with their own arrows the head of his warriors, 
who came like a whirlwind to scatter us,
gloating as if ready to devour the poor who were in hiding.
[15]You trampled the sea with your horses, 
churning the mighty waters.

[16]I hear, and I tremble within; 
my lips quiver at the sound.
Rottenness enters into my bones,
and my steps tremble beneath me.
I wait quietly for the day of calamity
to come upon the people who attack us.

[17]Though the fig tree does not blossom, 
and no fruit is on the vines;
though the produce of the olive fails
and the fields yield no food;
though the flock is cut off from the fold
and there is no herd in the stalls,
[18]yet I will rejoice in the LORD; 
I will exult in the God of my salvation.

Make a list of three to five things that fill you with awe.
Pray your list.

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