living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

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lenten prayers

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This page brings together various resources to help during the 2020 Lenten season, with a daily prayer for Lent ("I Will Lean In"), an inspiring contemporary Lenten prayer entitled "Lord of Light", and a short uplifting prayer video. May you discover deep spiritual renewal during this time of drawing close to God.

I Will Lean In
(a daily prayer to say during Lent)

I will lean in, retreat from the pressures I face, and move closer and deeper into your love.
I will breathe out, refrain from the distractions I seek, and become open and receiving of your grace.
I will linger, encircled by the depth of your care, and receive the endless nature of your mercy.
I will whisper, in the quiet of this sanctuary, and be honest and real in your presence.
I will listen, awaken all my senses to your voice, and become expectant and hopeful of your kingdom work in my life.

Lord of Light
(a Lenten Prayer)

Lord of light, come shine your truth upon my life in this season of Lent.

Light into the dark corners of disillusionment, where I hide beneath the comforts of food and drink.
Light upon the fears and worries I seek to quell with control and routine.
Light within the shadowed areas of hurt that cast shades of resentment and unforgiveness in me.
Light bright across my thoughts, seep into my heart and come awaken my hope.

May your eternal light reveal heavens beautiful promises and bring a peace that surpasses understanding.


A Prayer for Lent

"I Will Turn" is an inspiring and challenging prayer for drawing close to God during this Lenten season:-

"awaken all my senses to your voice"

A prayer for the morning

An Early Morning Prayer with Sunrise in the picture
Read more prayers for the morning by clicking here

bible verses for Lent

"My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?"

(Psalm 42:2, NIV)

"The kind of fasting I want is this: Remove the chains of oppression and the yoke of injustice, and let the oppressed go free. Share your food with the hungry and open your homes to the homeless poor. Give clothes to those who have nothing to wear, and do not refuse to help your own relatives."

(Isaiah 58:6-7, GNT)

The Lord says, "The Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert, so that the devil could test him. After Jesus had gone without eating for forty days and nights, he was very hungry."

(Matthew 4:1-2, CEV)