worship-lent-prayerAs we begin another Lenten journey towards the events of Easter, I thought that this prayer would help us in our travelling. In it our weaknesses are acknowledged, accepted and thence transformed. May Christ richly bless you in your Lenten observance as you pray this prayer.

Lord,
Let everything I do this day
and in this season of Lent
come from you, be inspired by you.
 
I long to be closer to you.
Help me to remember that nothing is important
in my life unless it glorifies you in some way.
 
It’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day
of my life and keep saying,
“Tomorrow, I will spend more time in prayer,”
but now my longing meets your love
and I want to do it now.
Help me to rely on you for help.
 
The prayer asks you that I reach perfection.
Please, Lord, remind me that “perfection”
isn’t the crazy, “successful” way
I try to live my life,
but a perfection of my most authentic, real self.
My “perfection” might be holding my many flaws
in my open hands,
asking you to help me accept them.
 
Heal me, Lord,
and help me to find you in the darkness of my life.
Let me reach out in this darkness
and feel your hand and love there to guide me. Amen.