Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Worship Wednesday



Some of you enjoyed the prayers for Lent I was posting a few weeks ago, so this Wednesday, I am sharing a week's worth of Lenten prayers. It will get you through next Wednesday! Come back then for some more!

A Lenten Prayer for Wednesday
Loving and merciful God, 
I am so aware of my sins and weaknesses.
But as painfully aware of my faults as I am,
Let me also remember your tender love,
your gentle and limitless forgiveness.
I come before you filled with pain and guilt
but look into your eyes and see the forgiving love
I so long for in my life.
Help me to forgive the same way.
Teach me to love as you love.
 



A Lenten Prayer for Thursday
Merciful Father/ Loving Mother, 
I know that the tiny sacrifices I make this Lent 
can never serve as a real penance in my life. 
But help me to make my whole life 
one of following your Son. 
I am filled with your love. 
Let your love shine out from within me 
and guide my life in this sacred journey 
toward the Easter joy you offer me. 



A Lenten Prayer for Friday
Loving God of forgiveness, 
I come before you humbled and sad 
in the face of my own repeated failings. 
I hold out my hands as a petitioner would, 
asking for mercy. 
It is then that I feel you reach out and take my hand 
in your loving grasp. 
Thank you for the love you pour out on me
so lavishly.
 
Help me to follow more closely 
in the path you have set for me, 
the path of your Son. 



A Lenten Prayer for Saturday
Lord, 
what you ask of my life seems so right. 
It is how I want to live, 
following your Son, Jesus, so closely. 
And yet I fail so often to stay on that path. 
I cannot do it alone, loving Lord. 
I need your help and guidance. 
I need to remember your love for me 
and I want to remember 
how very much I need you in my life. 



A Lenten Prayer for Sunday
My loving Lord, 
it's so hard to love the world sometimes 
and to love it the way Jesus did seems impossible. 
Help me to be inspired by his love and 
guided by his example. 
Most of all, I want to accept that I can't do it alone, 
and that trying is an arrogance of self-centeredness. 
I need you, dear God, to give me support in this journey. 
Show me how to unlock my heart 
so that I am less selfish. 
Let me be less fearful of the pain and darkness 
that will be transformed by you into Easter joy. 



A Lenten Prayer for Monday
God of love, 
I know that you are the source of all
that is good and graced in my life.
Help me to move from the life of sin
to which I so often cling,
into the new life of grace you offer me.
You know what I need to prepare for your kingdom.
Bless me with those gifts.
 



A Lenten Prayer for Tuesday

Loving God, 
You have heard my complaints, my impatience.
Sometimes I become frightened
when I move away from you.
Guide my heart back to you.
Help me to think beyond my own wants
and to desire only to do you will.
Thank you for the many blessings in my life
and for the ways I feel your presence.


3 comments:

Anna said...

This is such a wonderful post! Exactly what I needed for a week like this.
-Anna
asweetsouthernmess.blogspot.com

LeahJo said...

'I need you, dear God, to give me support in this journey.
Show me how to unlock my heart
so that I am less selfish.
Let me be less fearful of the pain and darkness'

That spoke volumes today. We all need the Lord to speak every day , every hour. Thank you for posting today.

Valerie said...

Thank you for the blessing of these prayers!

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