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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lenten Prayer


Lord, I'm not always eager to do Your will. I'd often much rather do my own will. Please be with me on this Lenten journey and help me to remember that Your own Spirit can guide me in the right direction. I want to "fix" my weaknesses but the task seems overwhelming. But I know that with Your help, anything can be done. With a grateful heart, I acknowledge Your love and know that without You, I can do nothing.

Creighton University

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Prayer for the Friday after Ash Wednesday

Lenten Prayer - Creighton University

Lord, I know how You love me.
It's hard for me to feel it sometimes, but I know that Your love is always with me.
Help me to use Your love as a way to persevere in my Lenten intentions.
I am weak, but I know with Your help, I can use these small sacrifices in my life to draw closer to You.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lenten Prayer

Creighton University Lenten Prayer - Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Lord, let everything I do this day and in this season of Lent come from You, be inspired by You.
I long to be closer to You.
Help me to remember that nothing is important in my life unless it glorifies You in some way.
It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day of my life and keep saying, "Tomorrow, I will spend more time in prayer," but now my longing meets Your love and I want to do it now.
Help me to rely on You for help.
The prayer asks You that I reach perfection.
Please, Lord, remind me that "perfection" isn't the crazy, "successful" way I try to live my life, but a perfection of my most authentic real self.
My "perfection" might be holding my many flaws in my open hands, asking You to help me accept them.
Heal me, Lord, and help me to find You in the darkness of my life.
Let me reach out in this darkness and feel Your hand and love there to guide me.