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Day 29, Lent

Pastors sometime use The Book of Common Worship to help them prepare for worship.  Sometimes the language feels too formal, and sometimes it feels just right.  This prayer, for the fourth Sunday of Lent, offered wonderful language for my prayers today. Everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, you have made us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Give us purity of heart and strength of purpose, that no selfish passion may hinder us... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 28, Lent

This prayer is responsive.  I encourage you to read the response aloud or use it as a blessing a dinner tonight with your family.   A Lenten Litany   Response: Remind us that your love is with us.   When loved ones experience pain and suffering …    When illness, aging or chronic pain diminish our joy …   When doubts arise and confusion fills our minds …   When others fail us or refuse to forgive us for our failings …   When... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 27, Lent

A friend shared this prayer with me.  I love how it re-frames the idea of fasting and invites us to feast on things that God desires.  I hope that as you are fasting this Lent, you are also feasting on God's grace. A Prayer from Lent from The Anglican Digest    Lord, help me to             Fast from judging others and feast on Christ dwelling in them;  ... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, March 7, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 26, Lent

One of the assigned texts for this Sunday comes from Luke 15 and is the story of the Prodigal Son.  On the confirmation retreat a few weeks ago, Andrew Hostetter showed this video to the youth and then shared with them the wonderful news that God welcomes us home, welcomes us into God's family over and over again.  No matter how much we've messed up or how broken we feel, God longs to embrace us.  It's a familiar story to some, but the message of God's grace is always powerful... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Sunday, March 6, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 25, Lent

This prayer was written anonymously, and conveys a simple desire for Lent to be marked as a holy time.  It also speaks of the author's hunger for God, a hunger that we trust God will always meet.  Lord, take my small offering of self-denial this Lent, as a sign of my great longing for you. I hunger for your presence in my life, and I thirst for your love. I hunger for justice for those who are wronged and oppressed, and I thirst for your peace. I hunger for a glimpse of your glory,... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, March 5, 2016 | 0 comments
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Day 24, Lent

I've used one of Edward Hays's Psalms already this Lent, but really enjoyed this one as well.  Here is his Lenten Psalm of Longing I thank you, O God, for the warming of the winds that brings a melting of the snow, for daylight hours that daily grow longer and richer in the aroma of hope. Spring lingers beneath the horizon as approaching echoes of Easter ring in my ears. I lift up my heart to you, Beloved, in this season of Lent that gently sweeps across my... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, March 4, 2016 | 0 comments
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