Feb 13, 2012

Invitation to Worship: Lent


Here’s an invitation to Lenten worship from Bruce Prewer.

Invitation to Worship
for the Lenten season

Lent is not a time for being miserable,
but for taking stock and resetting our aims for following Christ.
Loving God, in you we trust,
let us never fool ourselves.

Lent is an opportunity for healthy repentance-
repentance for our indifference in face of the permeating evil of the world,
repentance for personal sins which we have glossed over as “mere foibles.”
According to your loving kindness,
remember me, God of goodness and saving grace.

Lent is a time for joy; the exhilaration that comes-
from defying temptations,
from turning our face to the light that shines
on the narrow path of Christ Jesus,
from walking into adverse winds and enjoying small victories day by day.
Make me to know your ways, O God, teach me your paths,
for you are the God of my salvation and my true happiness.

— written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage.  http://www.bruceprewer.com/

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