Daily Prayers for Lent | 3-24-22

Dear God, In this season of Lent, as we reflect on the difficulties and struggles you encountered in this world, we’re reminded of our own difficulties and struggles. Sometimes the way seems so dark and the light is hidden from us. We see grief and pain all around us. In the midst of our weakness, Lord, we ask that you would be our strength. Rise up within us, and let your Spirit shine out through our brokenness. May others see your power within us, even in our own weakness, so they will recognize that it is You who is at work in and through us.

O Lord, take the ashes of our lives and transform them into the beauty of your Presence. Take our grief and pain away and turn it into joy and gladness from your sweet Spirit. We firmly believe that this season of darkness will fade away, and that a new day will dawn. Thank you that you are always with us and that you are greater than whatever we face. Thank you for the victory that is ours through Christ Jesus. We praise you, for you make all things new. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

(JANICE MCCALLEN with inspiration from Debbie McDaniel)