February 14, 2018

A Lenten Prayer

Lent

Prayer for Lent

Heavenly Father, we give You thanks and praise for the gift of this time of solemn purification and of preparation. We ask, Lord, that You would allow us to look at our lives with honesty and with courage, so that we may live more fully the resurrected life that Your Son, Jesus Christ, came to bring us. We ask Your blessing upon us today, in the name of our most holy Lord and Savior. Amen.

Reflection

Thank You Lord, that You have renewed us, You have refreshed us, You have shown us what we have been made for, so that we may now live this resurrected life in You. The covenant begins again. The covenant is embarking on this new relationship. The covenant that we’ve received so many times in our life, through baptism, through confirmation, through Holy Eucharist, and we renew that covenant every time that we go to confessional as well, we renew our baptismal graces. Now in this Easter season, we remember that covenant that Jesus made for us in His body and His blood, that He has given Himself to us fully. And so, we prepare ourselves by stripping everything away, to give ourselves back to Him... And [so to empty] ourselves in imitation of Him, who gives Himself fully to us.

Adapted from "Renewing Our Covenant with God", Father Chase Hilgenbrinck.

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