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4:39PM

Fifth Week of Lent

Pure Hearts
Good and loving God,
you have written your law within
our hearts.
In these final Lenten days,
examine our hearts and purge them of
all that keeps us from you.
Grant us, who were baptized into
Christ Jesus,
the strength of the Holy Spirit to release
our selfish desires
and through this dying to self, rise to
new life.
Grow within our hearts a deep desire to
live in union with you
and aid our journey as we follow
your will.
Give us pure hearts that remain
obedient to your promises
so that, filled with the grace of
your covenant,
we may imitate your Son
and proclaim your goodness throughout
the earth.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

To view reflections for theFifth week of Lent click here. Paper copies can be found in the weekely bulletin.

 

2:55PM

Fourth Week of Lent

Raise Us Up
O God,
you are rich in mercy and full
of compassion.
From generation to generation,
you poured forth your abundant love upon
your people.
Liberate us from the darkness of sin
and raise us up with Christ,
so that, renewed by the Cross,
we may be strengthened for ministry.
Watch over us when we go astray
and keep us close to the heart of
your Son.
Give us prophetic voices
that joyfully announce your mercy
and love
to all those who are exiled by sin
so that all may find a place at the
heavenly banquet.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

To view reflections for the Fourth Week of Lent click here. Paper copies can be found in the weekly bulletin.

5:12PM

Third Week of Lent

Law of Love

Holy God,

you established a covenant with your

people Israel

and gave them the law to direct

their hearts.

Keep us ever mindful of the law of love

revealed in your Son, Jesus,

who liberates us from sin and directs

our hearts.

Give us strength to follow Christ

and wisdom to discern his presence.

Have mercy on us, O Lord,

and banish from us all that keeps us

from you.

Grant us ears to hear your

life-giving words,

which are like honey from the comb,

so that, as temples of their Holy Spirit,

we may proclaim your majesty

to all nations.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

To view reflections for the Third Week of Lent click here. Paper copies can be found in the weekly bulletin.

3:05PM

Second Week of Lent

Transformed Hearts

God of unimaginable blessings,

who tested Abraham’s faith,

help us to surrender all that is self-seeking.

Filled with compassion,

you revealed your love for us 

in the Paschal Mystery of your beloved Son, Jesus.

Grant us, during this Lenten journey,

transformed hearts that shine with the light of your glory;

enlighten your people 

so we may be attentive to the sound of your voice.

Keep us ever mindful of your presence

and of the countless gifts you have bestowed upon us

so that on that final day,

we may be called your beloved children.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

To view reflections for the second week of Lent click here. Paper copies can be found in the weekly bulletin.

 

2:34PM

1st Week of Lent

Washed Clean
Compassionate God,
whose promise of love spans all generations,
rouse our hearts to hear your Word
and teach us to act according to your will.
Give us courage to turn away from temptation and strengthen our desire to follow you.
May we, who were washed clean of sin
and saved from death in the waters of Baptism, be renewed by your Holy Spirit during these forty days.
With the elect, guide our hearts to repentance so that, sustained by the Living Bread,
we may forever give witness to your love
and mercy.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

To view reflections for the first week of Lent click here. Paper copy can be found in the weekly bulletin.