Prayer for the second Sunday of Lent ~
O God, Mother Hen,
We open our hands and hearts to you in prayer,
and slowly let go of all of our fears and anxieties.
Life gets heavy, sometimes, God.
We carry a lot on our shoulders.
We listen to news of violence and hatred,
climate disruption and extinctions.
We breathe polluted air and are drowning in garbage.
We worry for our children and future generations.
We struggle with busyness and lack of focus.
We look for leadership, and find political folly.
In the midst of our troubles,
help us to find refuge in your shelter.
May we seek your face, your light,
your beauty, your peace.
Lift us up from the mire, and set us secure on solid rock.
Be our mother hen, gathering us close,
protecting, nurturing, sheltering.
~ Wendy Janzen
March 17, 2019
Reflections, poetry, prayers, and resources written by Wendy Janzen and occasional guests.