Feb 10, 2012

Pastoral Prayer for Lent

Here’s a pastoral prayer for Lent written by Nancy C. Townley.  It comes from the Cokesbury website.

Pastoral Prayer
we face this Lenten journey
not sure if we are ready
or if it would just be easier to stay in our safety and comfort zone.
Help us to take the risk of looking within
and looking beyond ourselves to the joy that awaits us.
Give us hearts of courage and strength for the tasks which lie ahead.
Be with each one of us
as we move from the winter of discouragement to the spring of hope.
Cleanse our spirits and make us truly ready to be your disciples.
For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

— written by Nancy Townley, in the Abingdon Worship Annual.  Posted on the Cokesbury website. http://www.cokesbury.com/

For more resources for Lent, click on Lent in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page. For more prayer resources, see the Scriptural Prayer Index at the upper right side of the page.