Prayer for the fourth Sunday of Lent
Spirit of generous grace and lavish love,
We come to you in prayer with a
sense of confession.
We confess that sometimes we are
strong-willed, self-focused, adventure-seeking,
and lack a sense of connection,
accountability, or belonging
to the larger whole.
We act out of our own interests,
and fail to see the impacts our
actions have on those around us,
both human and more-than-human.
Forgive us for times when our
actions have hurt others.
Bring us into awareness that
everything we do has ripple effects.
Remind us that we are in communion
and community with all of creation.
Thank you for your forgiveness,
your acceptance, your embrace.
Pick us up when we fall,
give us a fresh start,
make of us a new creation,
make us partners in your reconciling work:
reconciling the whole world,
all of creation, to your heart.
-Wendy Janzen, 2019
Reflections, poetry, prayers, and resources written by Wendy Janzen unless otherwise noted.