Second Week of Lent

Opening
Lord, as I sit here with you, quiet my heart and mind. You invite me to come as I am and so I come. Open my heart to all you have for me. Awaken me to your voice within.

Reflection
As we continue our journey through Lent
we slow our pace so we can listen well
to what God desires to say to us.
God’s love seeks to heal the broken places within us,
To free us from the things that bind us
To bring light into our shadow places.
God desires us to know life in a fuller way,
And to live from a place of belovedness and belonging.

Invitation
Read the scripture through slowly a couple of times. Pause where you are drawn.

John 3:16-17
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

Prayer Response
Gracious and Holy God,
Who are we that you are mindful of us,
And yet you so are.
You are beyond our understanding,
bigger than the boxes we put you in.
You want so much more for us
than what we recognize.
The life and love you have for us all,
is freeing, healing, life-giving.
May it seep into the deepest part of us
And affect all that we are.
Oh may we embrace the life
You have for us.
May it transform
how we see ourselves
and each one you have made.
May it pour out of our pores
in a compassionate grace filled stream
that heals and blesses
all those around us.
Amen.

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