We begin our prayer in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
During Lent we remember God's goodness reaching to us through Jesus Christ:
Love came among us,
Some listened...some laughed.
Truth came to teach us,
Some learned … some closed their hearts.
Justice came to live here,
Some welcomed … some rejected.
Look at ourselves today … do we see Jesus in love, truth and justice?
Do we listen, learn and welcome in the name of Jesus?
Or do we laugh, close our hearts and reject?
In Psalm 8, we hear King David say to God:
When I see Your heavens,
The work of Your fingers, the moon and stars that You set in place--
What are humans that you care for them?
Yet You have made them little less than God, crowned them with glory and honor.
Through Your wonderful works of creation,
You teach us the simple truths we need to be happy.
If we have the ears to hear and the eyes to see.
In the beauty of creation may we see your Love for the world be ever bright.
When we look at the beauty of creation, it is easy for us to celebrate the gift of reverence.
May we take time to give thanks to You God for the majesty of Your world.
Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
During Lent we reflect on all the relationships around us and so it is fitting that during this Sexual Abuse Awareness Week we pray for all affected through sexually abuses.
We pray for all Muslims who yesterday began Ramadan, a 30 day period of fasting to remember the less fortunate and to be thankful. May our Fasts build stronger connection to all.
We continue our Lenten day in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.