Stop, Listen, Refocus – A Prayer for Lent

by Christine Sine

by Christine Sine

We are now well into Lent and at this point many of us begin to flag in our commitments. Busyness crowds in and distracts us. Other priorities (like book launches!) demand our attention. This prayer is one I wrote a couple of years ago that I find provides a good refocusing exercise for me.

Take a few minutes to recenter yourself.  Sit quietly, hands in your lap, palms upwards ready to receive from God. Close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths in and out, Visualize them flowing into your body. Relax into the presence of God. Imagine God in you and around you. Penetrating your soul, giving life to your spirit. Enjoy the wonder of God’s warm embrace. Remind yourself of the commitments you made at the beginning of Lent. What do you need to do to refocus on this important season of whose intent, as I read in Walter Brueggemann”s devotional this morning is to see how to take steps into God’s future.

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Michael Moore March 28, 2019 - 9:30 am

I needed to hear this, Madre… as the insanity of the daily schedule and emergencies continue…

Christine Sine March 28, 2019 - 9:51 am

Its hard to find time for quiet and not allow ourselves to be distracted. Constantly need these prayers as reminders myself

Michael Moore March 28, 2019 - 9:31 am

I needed to hear this, Madre… as the insanity of the schedule and care issues continue to mount…

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