Our longing intensifies. We know we have to work hard to resist temptation and to change some of our bad habits. So we ask from a deeper and deeper place in our hearts.
Inspirational Prayers | Bible Studies
My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit; a heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn. Blessed be God, the giver of salvation, who decreed that mankind should become a new creation in himself, when all would be made new. With great confidence let us ask him: Lord, renew us in your Spirit.
Lord, you promised a new heaven and a new earth; renew us daily through your Spirit, — that we may enjoy your presence for ever in the heavenly Jerusalem. Help us to work with you to make this world alive with your Spirit, — and to build on earth a city of justice, love and peace. Dear Lord, I know you receive what is in my heart.
Prayer for the First Week of Lent
Let me be inspired by your words and by the actions of your son, Jesus. Guide me to make sacrifices this Lent in the spirit of self-denial and with greater attention to you and to those around me. Today's Daily Reflection. Closing Prayer: Lord God, you who breathed the spirit of life within me.
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Draw out of me the light and life you created. Help me to find my way back to you. Help me to use my life to reflect your glory and to serve others as your son Jesus did. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Collect: Convert us, O God our Savior, and instruct our minds by heavenly teaching, that we may benefit from the works of Lent.
Writer and Preacher
We repeat our desire that God bring us home from our wandering. We know that in the confusion that surrounds us and can fill us, we need the gift of Wisdom. We will be judged on whether we: fed the hungry welcomed the stranger clothed the naked comforted the sick visited the imprisoned. Who might we feed, welcome, clothe, comfort or visit this week?
Intercessions: Praise to Jesus, our Savior; by his death he has opened for us the way of salvation. Closing Prayer: Loving God, you call us back to you with all of our hearts. I feel your call for me deep in my heart and I know you want me back as much as I want to return. Please, Lord, give me the wisdom to know how to return.
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Make my journey back to you this Lent one of grace, forgiveness and gentle love. Collect: Look upon your family, Lord, that, through the chastening effects of bodily discipline, our minds may be radiant in your presence with the strength of our yearning for you. The Readings Isaiah ; Psalm , , , ; Matthew Daily Meditation: Help us grow in our desire for you. If our desire for our Lord is weak, if it has to compete with so many other desires that choke it out, then we need to re-form our desiring. We want to be disciples - those who love Jesus, are with Jesus in our desires, and choose to follow Jesus.
Arts & Faith: Lent—First Sunday Imaginative Prayer Exercise
In today's lesson we learn the Lord's Prayer again. As children, we turn to our Loving Father in prayer. Intercessions: Praise to Christ, who has given us himself as the bread from heaven. Closing Prayer: Father of my soul, Mother of my heart, I know your love for me is limitless beyond imagining. You care for me as a loving parent. Through my smallest Lenten sacrifices, help me to become less selfish and more aware of your ways. Fan the flame of my desire to draw ever closer to you.
Guide me to seek your love. The First Week of Lent. Collect: Look kindly, Lord, we pray, on the devotion of your people, that those who by self-denial are restrained in body may the fruit of good works be renewed in mind. The Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent take on a more penitential tone. Our longing intensifies. We know we have to work hard to resist temptation and to change some of our bad habits.
We know that spiritual renewal won't come easy. But we know that all we will ultimately be able to do will come from God's inspiration - as a gift. So we ask from a deeper and deeper place in our hearts. We listen to the wonderful children's story about Nineveh. They responded to God's word and repented.