Prayer at the Beginning of Lent

Here’s a prayer at the start of the Lenten season from Thomas’s Everyday Liturgy website.

Prayer at the Start of Lent

Heavenly Father,
May we seek you and find you,
may we knock and the door be opened,
for we are sojourners looking for your Kingdom.

As we encounter suffering in this world,
turn our hearts, our ears, our eyes, our souls
toward Christ, who emptied himself,
and was tempted,
and suffered for us,
even giving his own life.

In this suffering, plant seeds of hope,
and let us never stray so far into despair,
that we forget the resurrection of Christ
and the power of his Spirit.


~ written by Thomas, and posted on Everyday Liturgy.