Today begins the holy season of Lent. Today’s focus is on our mortality, that we are dust and to dust we shall return, beautifully balanced by the promise of resurrection that we know awaits us in the aftermath of Calvary.
Our God is “gracious and merciful” “slow to anger, rich in kindness.”
Merciful God, we stand before you today, fully aware of our human frailty, but hopeful in your love. ew offer you our hearts and all our plans for this Lenten season. You know what we need most to grow closer to you in the days and weeks ahead. Give us eyes to see your path and ears to hear your voice amid the chaos of the world around us.