Lenten Meditation: Praying with the Church


Merciful Father,

may the presence of our Lenten observance

make us your obedient people.

May the love within us be seen in what we do

and lead us to the joy of Easter.

Eternal Father,

turn our hearts to you.

By seeking your kingdom

and loving one another,

may we become a people who worship you

in spirit and truth.


Lord,

may everything we do,

begin with your inspiration,

continue with your help,

and reach perfection under your guidance.


Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reign with You and the Holy Spirit,

One God, for ever and ever.


AMEN