A Prayer for Lent
Let us give thanks to God the Father for his gift of the season of Lent, which starts today. We pray that during this holy time he may fill our hearts with the Holy Spirit and thus purify them and make them steadfast in love:
– Lord, give us your Holy Spirit.
May we be fed and satisfied
by every word that comes from your mouth.
Although we long to perform grand and magnificent acts of love,
may we still take all the tiny opportunities for love that each day brings.
Give us the gift of abstaining from excess,
so that we can give more to our poorer brethren.
May we carry your Son’s death around in our bodies:
for through his body you have given us life.
(Taken from The Morning Prayer)