We begin our prayer in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Lent is a time to forgive and be forgiven (Luke 6:36-38). We have choices to make and they are our choices to own.
Let us pray for God's help in making our decisions.
God our Creator, empower us to live in such a way
that we will be strengthened for the difficult times
that all of us face in our lives.
Lead us to make positive choices with wisdom,
to value friendship and loyalty, and develop attitudes and values,
treasuring all that is lasting and important.
Throughout difficult times help us build upon
the positive choices of our pasts,
looking outward in the service
of others and avoiding self-pity.
May we grow in our faith that, whatever our circumstances,
we need have no regrets but may entrust
our past to your mercy, our present to your love,
and our future to your care.
Learning to make good choices means learning about many, many things. So, God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.
Today we choose to live our day in the name of The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.