During Lent, we often become more aware of our need for God (especially if we are fasting something!) or more aware of the way the brokenness that we all carry impacts others. As God meets us in these places, we can also reflect on how good God is and how much knowing Jesus makes our lives better and the world a better place.

Ever year at Lent I practice The Examen. It has been a great way to allow the Holy Spirit to move into perhaps hidden places in my life and to reveal Himself in places of hope and life.

A prayer for Lent
by Ruth Burgess

God of the past
God of our memories
WE ARE HERE TO THANK YOU

God of the future
God of our dreams
WE ARE HERE TO TRUST YOU

God of the present
God of our salvation
WE ARE HERE TO PRAISE YOU

You put songs on our lips
And make us your people
YOU DO GREAT THINGS FOR US
AND WE ARE GLAD

God on the road
God in the wilderness
GOD MAKING ALL THINGS NEW

God in our tears
God in our laughter
GOD MAKING ALL THINGS NEW

God in our living
God in our dying
GOD MAKING ALL THINGS NEW