Daily Prayers for Lent | 3-4-22Posted: March 4, 2022 Filed under: Bishop's Blog Comments Off on Daily Prayers for Lent | 3-4-22
God of mercy, hear our prayers.
You, who are bringing hope in the despairing places
You, who are fulfilling your kingdom on earth
we praise you in this season.
We thank you for the power of your grace and love
that remains the most powerful force in the universe.
Lord, when we find ourselves following the crowd today
please tune our ears to your voice above the noise
and guide us home to you.
When we are tempted to react instead of responding
to judge our brother or sister instead of praying
to run and hide instead of standing steady in the gap –
forgive us, and turn us quickly, Lord.
Turn our minds and hearts back to you.
Turn us…to walk courageously toward the
sound of the Savior’s voice that no human controls,
nor any army restrains.
The voice of the one who created us
the voice that speaks from the whole of creation
the voice that even trees and seas joyfully obey.
Turn us…to the humility of watching for you, our Lord.
Watching, Holy God, for your presence and invitation
into your kingdom on earth right now.
For you, Oh Lord, are the God who confounds
the efforts of the wicked
and brings beauty out of ashes.
You are the Creator who establishes your kingdom
while we are distracted making plans
and strategies for our own kingdoms.
Forgive us. Have mercy on us. Restore us.
Lord, we are yours; we yield to you today.
Lead us home in this season
Wipe the ashes of sin and sorrow from our heads
Cleanse our minds so we can embody the
mind of Christ.
Restore our feet to solid ground
and lead us home to you.
We love you, Lord, and we trust you completely.
We pray in the name of the resurrected Christ; Amen.
(REV. VONA WILSON)