Lent is the time for us to draw closer to you
Gracious and Loving God.
It is not that you come nearer to us,
It is simply that we try to stay closer to you,
To find you and recognise you,
Because we are seeking more eagerly.
Lent is the time when we pause
To ask ourselves
Whether or not we want the answers;
that you enable us to confront the issues
Which most trouble us:
Pride and vanity,
Lack of self esteem,
Of self awareness,
We can make a list.
You ask, Gracious God,
That we look on the Face of your Son.
In his light and in his love
We seek the strength
To be your true disciples.
You seek not to put down but to lift up.
Recognising we have gone astray,
You shepherd us gently back into the fold,
You nurture us and give us back the
Hope we need.
You forgive and welcome
But over and over again
And each time, perhaps
We resist temptation a little better.
As we climb the hill,
Ascend the stairway,
You guide our feet
Provide wayside seats
May this Lent
Be filled with pauses to refresh and renew our living faith
The anticipation of the view
Nourishes and sustains us.
In the power of the Spirit
Reading: Romans 12
STF 465 Guide me O thou great Jehovah
Prayers for March by Hazel Parsons