We are just past the halfway point through the season of Lent. The journey to stay the course of our fasts, prayers, and humbly confronting our limits and weaknesses becomes more difficult. The need to persevere and humbly walk with our Lord through this wilderness is part of our task in this season. The following prayers may help us in our endeavor to faithfully follow.
Blessed are you, O Lord, our God, who sent the prince of peace to reconcile us to creation, ourselves, one another and you. O God, may we find our joy in your word this day and in your Son, who brings us new life. With faith and patience, may we faithfully continue our Lenten journey toward Easter. Amen.
[Dawn to Dark, p. 242]
Christ Jesus, even when we can feel nothing of your presence you are always there. Your Holy Spirit remains constantly active in us, opening little ways forward to help us escape from our dead ends and to move us towards the essential of faith, and of trust. Amen.
[Dawn to Dark, p. 243]
*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.