Lenten Prayer

This holy season, let us think about our call to:

Fast from judging others; feast on Christ dwelling in them
Fast from emphasis on our differences; feast on our oneness
Fast from the darkness around us; feast on the light of Christ
Fast on thoughts of illness; feast on the healing power of God
Fast on words that pollute; feast on words that purify
Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude
Fast from worry; feast on trust
Fast from guilt; feast on freedom
Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation
Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness
Fast from selfishness; feast on compassion for others
Fast from apathy; feast on enthusiasm
Fast from idle gossip; feast on spreading good news
Fast from being so busy; feast on quiet silence
Fast from problems that overwhelm us; feast on prayerful trust
Fast from talking; feast on listening
Fast from trying to be in control; feast on letting go.

Loving God, let us Fast from anything that leads us away from you and teach us to feast on all that brings us closer to you. Amen.

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