A good start to a Monday morning in Lent: two songs by Audrey Assad

March 24, 2014

I woke up this morning with two songs from Audrey Assad in my head.  Perfect for a Monday morning in Lent to help quiet my heart, and fix my eyes on Jesus and choose to follow Him this day.

“Humble” sets before us the example of Jesus:  (the link is for the song at iTunes)

Humble and human, willing to bend You are
Fashioned of flesh and the fire of life, You are
Not too proud to wear our skin
to know this weary world we’re in
Humble, humble Jesus

Humble in sorrow, You gladly carried Your cross
Never refusing Your life to the weakest of us
Not too proud to bear our sin
to feel this brokenness we’re in
Humble, humble Jesus

We bow our knees
We must decrease
You must increase
We lift You high

Humble in greatness, born in the likeness of man
Name above all names, holding our world in Your hands
Not too proud to dwell with us, to live in us, to die for us
Humble, humble Jesus

We lift You high
We lift You high

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The second song “O My Soul” is an exhortation to our soul to turn away from the worthless things of the world, and deceit, and to Love the Lord.

Rivers and stones and the trees of the field,
they sing in the night
And a thousand tongues lay deep in your lungs
to raise to the sky

Don’t lie to yourself, O my soul – love your God.
Don’t lie to yourself, O my soul – love your God.

Deep in your heart you feather and tar
your folly and fear:
Expose them all for the fools they are,
and the world becomes clear.

Don’t lie to yourself, O my soul, just love your God.
Don’t lie to yourself, O my soul, just love your God.
Love your God.

Your worries will never love you
They’ll leave you all alone
But your God will not forsake you
O my soul, my soul.

Don’t lie to yourself, O my soul – love your God.
Don’t lie to yourself, O my soul, just love your God.
Love your God.

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Christine Sine’s prayer for the 2nd week of Lent: God we want to live in your freedom

March 24, 2014

God, you have set us free

Not free to do what we please

But free to love you with our whole heart gladly

Free to love our neighbors as we do ourselves.

 

God, we need to know your freedom

Free us from our selfishness

Free us from our indifference to the plight of the poor

Free us to love and serve you with all our being.

 

God, we want to live in your freedom

Free us to show compassion to all who are cast by the wayside

Free us to share generously so that others will not hunger or lack provision

Free us to live in love and mutual care.

 

God, you call us to freedom

Freedom to love you with our hearts and souls and minds

Freedom to love our neighbors as ourselves

God, may we enter the freedom of your kingdom today.

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