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.
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.
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.