Please read Psalm 32
Lord of all that is silent and all that is spoken, because our lives are full of detail and deadlines, much to be done and little time in which to do it all, we find few moments in which to savor the beauty of the world, to contemplate the fierce endurance of everything that lives, to enter that timeless realm of divine mystery which surrounds us, entered only in silence. Yet we know that this place exists and is close to us. O God, grant us a glimpse of this inner sanctuary, and the desire and calm to dwell there in prayer.
As we continue this journey through Lent, help us to make more time for study, and more time for silence, that we may hear your voice in our lives. Open us to hear the words of Jesus in new ways, as they were new to those who first heard them. Challenge us and renew us in this holy season that we may be worthy to be called your children.
Hear our prayers for all who are ill and who suffer in these days, those we name to you in our silence. Touch them with your peace and help us to be arms of compassion, strength and hope to them. We ask your peace with all who mourn. May we all have comfort in knowing that indeed you have prepared a place for all who live as your children.
Build a road in the deserts of our hearts, O God—a road of worship and thanksgiving—and guide us in our journey of faith in this and every season of our lives, that we might be ever closer to you and to your Son Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.
Taken from Life in Liturgy, a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
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