As we continue to observe the season of Lent, will you join in offering the following prayers this week? The first prayer is an opening prayer. It is suitable for you to pray first thing in the morning, as a prayer of blessing over a meal, or as a call to worship in a public setting. The second prayer is intended to be prayed throughout the day as a way to join your heart with your sisters and brothers who make up the body of Christ.
Blessed are you, O Lord, our God, who sent us the gift of the Messiah. Help us be ready to celebrate the great mystery of Jesus’ suffering and death offered on our behalf. Help our love grow, our devotion deepen, our faith increase, and our awareness of your presence heighten as the feast of the resurrection draws near. Amen.
(Dawn to Dark, p. 242)
Praise and glory to you, Jesus Christ our Saviour, for you do not call the righteous but us sinners to repentance. You draw us away from the easy road that would lead to our destruction. You call us instead to seek God’s kingdom, to strive for what is right and to lay up our treasure in heaven. Amen.
(Dawn to Dark, p. 243)