More Reflections on Lent

by Christine Sine

Well we are now into the second full week of Lent and if you are anything like me then I suspect that the busyness of life and the tyranny of the urgent that your Lenten practices are slipping into the background. With our conference The New Conspirators, just over a week away and with the launching of Tom’s new book The New Conspirators: Creating the Future One Mustard Seed at a Time, as well as trying to get the spring garden planted (yes my front porch is beginning to look like a tropical rainforest), my life is more than busy. Here is a Lenten prayer that I recite each morning to help me focus

We are broken people,
Separated from God, isolated from each other, disconnected from God’s world
Lead us to repentance that we may pass from death to eternal life
Our bond with God is broken
We have hidden ourselves from the all loving, all caring, all embracing one
Lead us to repentance that we may pass from death to eternal life
Our bond with each other is broken
We are indifferent to the cries of dying children, the pain of the oppressed, the lonliness of the widow
Lead us to repentance that we may pass from death to eternal life
Our bond with God’s earth is broken
We have destroyed and polluted what we should have preserved, we have not been good stewards of creation
Lead us to repentance that we may pass from death to eternal life
The bonds withing ourselves are broken,
Our spirits are scarred and distorted by selfcentredness, green, violence and the worship of consumer clutter
Lead us to repentance that we may pass from death to eternal life
God in your mercy come to us,
Forgive our sins, heal our bodies, redeem our lives
Lead us to repentance that we may pass from death to eternal life.

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pistolpete February 22, 2008 - 9:03 pm

Nicely written prayer. It’s funny to read about your planting your garden, then look outside at a six-inch covering of snow. The miracle of electronic communication.

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