For the season of Lent
we will have daily prayers
posted here.

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Almighty God, who through the death of your Son has destroyed sin and death, and by his resurrection has restored innocence and everlasting life, that we may be delivered from the dominion of the devil, and our mortal bodies raised up from the dead: Grant that we may confidently and whole-heartedly believe this, and, finally, with your saints, share in the joyful resurrection of the just; through the same Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.

               - Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Here in between the death and life
Of broken God and risen Christ
We watch and wait, we kneel and pray
For hope to breathe at break of day
The temple torn by sacrifice
How can this be the way?

The Son of God nailed to a tree
This is not how we thought it'd be
Your condemnation makes no sense
An act of hate and violence
We broke the bread and spilled the wine
How can this be the way?

Within this day of Sabbath rest-
A gift to those whom you have blessed-
Your peace transforms our hearts content
In this already and not yet
In stillness beats the drum of life
How can this be the way?

Your never-ending sovereignty
Still flickers with eternity
It brightens fading eventide
The gospel hums of mercy wide
Oh Lord of Life, open Your eyes
You are the only way.

               - Brian Moss
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
   Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;
   and by night, but find no rest.
Yet you are holy,
   enthroned on the praises of Israel.
In you our ancestors trusted;
   they trusted, and you delivered them.
To you they cried, and were saved;
   in you they trusted, and were not put to shame.
But I am a worm, and not human;
   scorned by others, and despised by the people.
All who see me mock at me;
   they make mouths at me, they shake their heads;
‘Commit your cause to the Lord; let him deliver—
   let him rescue the one in whom he delights!’
Yet it was you who took me from the womb;
   you kept me safe on my mother’s breast.
On you I was cast from my birth,
   and since my mother bore me you have been my God.
Do not be far from me,
   for trouble is near
   and there is no one to help.

               - Psalm 22:1-11
Lord Jesus Christ, who when thou wast able to institute thy holy sacrament at the Last Supper, didst wash the feet of the apostles, and teach us by thy example the grace of humility: cleanse us, we beseech thee, from all stain of sin, that we may be worthy partakers of thy holy mysteries; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.

               - Office of the Royal Maundy in Westminster Abbey

Lenten Prayer

Grant, we beseech you, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds are continually afflicted, may mercifully be relieved by the Passion of your Only-begotten Son, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

               - The Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church, 1917

Lenten Prayer

It is for us, O Lord, our God and Father, that Christ has suffered and died. We adore in Him Thy redemptive love. Jesus has come down to us, to lift us up to Thee; He has clothed Himself with our wretchedness, in order to fill us with His riches; He let Himself be bound with ropes, that our chains should be broken; He let Himself be condemned by human judges, that we should be declared just before Thy throne; He has taken our sin upon Himself, to clothe us with His holiness; He has partaken of our anguish, that our hearts should be filled with His peace; He has tasted our sadness, that we should ever sing with joy: He has entered into our death, that He might draw us with Himself into His eternal glory. Almighty God, we bow down before Thee in deep humility and thankfulness, and adore Thy immeasurable love. Amen.

               - Presbyterian Church of Ghana, 1966

Lenten Prayer

Jesus, Son of the living God, splendor of the Father, eternal light, we worship you.
Jesus, gentle and humble of heart, our help and our refuge, we worship you.
Jesus, God of peace, friend of all, source of life and of holiness, fullness comes from you.
Jesus, brother of the poor, goodness without measure, inexhaustible wisdom, we worship you.
Jesus, good shepherd, true light, our way and our life, we worship you.
Jesus, joy of the angels, master of the apostles, strength of the martyrs, we worship you.
Jesus, light of the witnesses to the Gospel, radiance of all the saints, you satisfy our longing.
Amen.

               - Taize Community, France

Lenten Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility; Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

               - Book of Common Prayer

Lenten Prayer

Breath of God’s loving, in each person you place faith. It is a simple trust, so simple that all can welcome it. Recognized or not, you kindle a fire in our darkness that never dies out. Amen.

               - Taize Community, France

Lenten Prayer

O Lord Christ, Lamb of God, Lord of Lords,
     call us, who are called to be saints,
               along the way of thy cross:
     draw us, who would draw nearer our King,
               to the foot of thy cross:
     cleanse us, who are not worthy to approach,
               with the pardon of thy cross:
     instruct us, the ignorant and blind,
               in the school of thy cross:
     arm us, for the battles of holiness,
               by the might of thy cross:
     bring us, in the fellowship of thy sufferings
               to the victory of thy cross:
     and seal us in the kingdom of thy glory
               among the servants of thy cross,
                    O crucified Lord;
     who with the Father and the Holy Ghost
               livest and reignest one God almighty,
               eternal, world without end.
 
- Eric Milner-White, 1884-1963
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