Father, Lent like Advent is a season of waiting.

But sometimes,

because we know how the “story” ends

rather than choosing to slow down,

to wait afresh,

we are tempted to go straight to the finish,

but by so doing,

we may miss fresh glimpses of the One,

who longs to be our companion,

in all of our in-between and waiting times,

the One whose promise is to rescue,

and carry, and sustain us, all of our days. (reference: Isaiah 46:4)


Make us all aware of your constant “go before you and walk beside you” presence in new ways this Lent we ask. (reference: Deuteronomy 31:8)


Help us all, even as we wait, to see, and be mindful of your extra-ordinary within our ordinary.


And where many find themselves in places where their previous safe boundaries seem to be changing,


draw all hearts to you Lord,

so that being settled in you once more as a sure and certain anchor,

we are able to say,

because you see, and you know,

“It is well, it is well, with my soul.”


“But I trust in your unfailing love;

my heart rejoices in your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord,

for He has been good to me.” – Psalm 13: 5-6