Dear Father in Heaven,
It’s that time of year again. Today is the beginning of lent. Somehow it’s more necessary this year. As you know I look forward to the lenten journey as it’s the time to focus on you, to seek solace, break away from the self-centredness of life, to be more conscious of your Holy Spirit and to be reminded of your greatest sacrifice. How deeply honoured am I to have such a meaningful tradition passed down from generations which is still essential to our spiritual vitality today.
I need this spiritual vacation with you. I need to be refreshed and rejuvenated by your glorious Spirit. I confess that my mind has been negatively impacted by the injustices that are happening daily in the world and the state of American politics.
You know how I feel about the current President however this does not excuse my own negativity. For that I apologize to you. During this time I am committed to refute the negativity, to be a bit more impartial and to look at the circumstances from a broader perspective.
In my helplessness, I will praise you. In my anger, I will pray for justice. With my opinions or perspectives, I will seek wisdom. Above all I will listen with a heart of love and compassion.
I commit to you, Oh Lord, to remain open to your Spirit and follow you where you lead. I am honoured to be a follower of Christ. May I become a reflection of your goodness, Lord, a light of grace and an armour of love.
Thank you for your holy heritage that I am rooted upon and that you are calling each one to adhere to. May we all remember that you are our saviour and our greatest redeemer.
In your holy name I pray,