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Day 11, Lent

Here is a prayer from a book entitled, Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim by Edward Hays.  He writes this Lenten Psalm of Awakening.

Come, O Live-giving Creator,
and rattle the door latch
of my slumbering heart.
Awaken me as you breathe upon 
a winter-wrapped earth,
gently calling to life virgin Spring.
Awaken in these fortified days
of Lenten prayer and discipline
my youthful dream of holiness.
Call me forth from the prison camp
of my numerous past defeats
and my narrow patterns of being
to make my ordinary life extra-ordinarily alive,
through the passion of my love.
Show to me during these Lenten days
how to take the daily things of life
and, by submerging them in the sacred,
to infuse them with a great love
for you, O God, and for others.
Guide me to perform simple acts of love and prayer,
the real works of reform and renewal
of this overture to the spring of the Spirit.
O Father of Jesus, Mother of Christ,
help me not to waste 
these precious Lenten days
of my soul's spiritual springtime.

Enjoy your day, friends.
Laurie

Posted by Laurie Weicher at 6:00 AM
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