Sunday, February 25, 2018
Prayer 1856: Second Sunday in Lent
Beloved Savior, Living Lord,
we gather in your courts,
drawn by love to worship and honor You always.
Give us the wisdom, Blessed Jesus,
to embrace the cross of hope,
and turn our faces toward resurrection.
Help us to embrace each other
and deny the forces of sin and separation within us.
Teach us to take up new lives in faith,
putting aside all that draws us from You,
O Merciful One.
Let us marvel around your altar
at your never-failing love for us,
calling us to repentance and community,
and be made one in spirit and faithfulness.
Hold us within your truth, O God,
and lift up all whose strength and hope is in You,
especially those for whom we pray today.