Friday, March 09, 2007

Friday Prayer Blogging - 2nd week of Lent edition

Since MoLak-Jedi said he celebrated Lent, I wanted to include a Lenten prayer. I'm no MoLak, so I've stolen today's prayer blogging from Crieghton's page on Lenten prayers.

Let us pray

Opening Prayer:
Merciful Father,
may our acts of penance bring us your forgiveness,
open our hearts to your love,
and prepare us for the coming feast of the resurrection.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.

The Readings: Genesis 37:3-4,12-13,17-28; Psalm 105:16-21; Matthew 21:33-43,45-46

Daily Meditation:
The Stone rejected by the builders
has become the Cornerstone.

This Friday of Lent again reminds us of our desire
that our hearts be opened to God's love,
through the forgiveness of our sins.
And, we never forget that we are preparing
to celebrate the life that has been given us.

"God showed his love for us when he sent his only Son into the world to give us life.
Real love isn't our love for God, but his love for us. God sent his Son to be the sacrifice by which our sins are forgiven."
1 John 4:9-10

Today's Daily Reflection

Let us pray to Christ our Savior, who redeemed us by his death and resurrection:
Lord, have mercy on us.

You went up to Jerusalem to suffer and so enter into your glory,
- bring your Church to the Passover feast of heaven.
You were lifted high on the cross and pierced by the soldier's lance,
- heal our wounds.
You made the cross the tree of life,
- give its fruit to those reborn in baptism.
On the cross you forgave the repentant thief,
- forgive us our sins.

Closing Prayer:
I am a child who so often turns my back on your love.
Please accept my small acts of sorrow today
and help to release me from the self-absorption
that closes my heart to you.
As I journey through Lent,
let me remember the feast you have prepared for me
in the resurrection
and let me be filled with thanks to you.

Please write additional prayers and praises in the margins so the Page 132 community can pray or celebrate with you!