We begin our prayers today in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
What does it mean to be a prophet in our world? Prophets persevered in the face of many people who called them crazy as they spread the word of God calling people to turn from selfish ways and make God the center of their lives.
Everyone goes through difficult periods and at times we may become discouraged and want to quit. But, it is important that we keep on trying. Just think about what our world would have missed if people did not continue to persevere. J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings books says this:
Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay; small acts of kindness and love.
Small, kind and loving every day deeds can make our lives better. In our faith we take baby steps!
Jesus, like the prophets of old, was not sent to just one people in one place at one time. God's message is for all people in all times in all places. It is our role to share God's love where we are right now with the people around us. We are to be prophets in our own day.
God of Love,
Help us to become your prophets in our world today. May we have perseverance in telling Your story to our world.
God of the journey, walk with us during Lent. Help us to persevere in staying with you on the journey through Lent to Easter
We bravely enter our day in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.