Two prayers about our Use of Lent
Good Lord, Loving Lord, we know that we are called to be pure in heart, and yet so many discordant things crowd into our hearts and minds. Help us, as we prepare for Easter, to give our attention to you. Reach into our souls, we pray, and lead us into ways of purity and truth, that our loving may be genuine and our praying more earnest. Good Lord, Loving Lord, so many things crowd around us that can distract us from you; so many things can poison our minds and our hearts. Give us resilience, we pray, and determination to serve you, for the glory of your Holy Name, Amen.
Lord God, with Lent we approach the springtime of the year when the face of the earth is renewed and life emerges out of death. We pray that this season of Lent may be a springtime for our souls. May our lives, quickened by your Spirit and warmed by your love, bear abundant fruit. May your enthusiasm for life be revealed through us and through the vivacity of our Churches, that the world around us may be transformed, for the sake of Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen.