Lent Prayers: Christine Sine – A Prayer for the First Sunday in Lent

Christine Sine at Godspace has a beautiful original prayer posted for the 1st Sunday in Lent.

Godspace has loads of wonderful Lent posts this year. I encourage you to check out the site.

The opening of Christine’s prayer: “God, we come with hesitant steps and uncertain motives to sweep out corners where sin has accumulated, and uncover the ways we have strayed from your truth …”  really reflects something of the struggle of my own heart this Lent.  There’s been some hesitancy in coming to the Lord.  I’m tired from a heavy workload.  It’s hard to muster the energy and self-discipline needed for “spiritual housecleaning.”  I’ve been too quickly turning a blind eye to the dust-covered clutter in the corners, quick to make excuses… but I’m thankful I at least can recognize and admit that reluctance to come, and thus pray for God’s grace:  God help me to come, I need Your grace to help me come.  Even that I can’t do in my own strength.  Change my heart, O God!

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