By Stephen W. Hiemstra
Have mercy on me, oh Lord, while I observe Lent,
the forty days of preparation for Holy Week and Easter.
In the power of your Holy Spirit, open my eyes as I pray; unstop my ears; may my heart and mind reflect on your infinite mercy.
For mercy, defines who you are and enlivens your other attributes–
“merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” (Exod. 34:6 ESV)
Because your are merciful, you offer us grace.
Because you are merciful, you are slow to anger.
Because you are merciful, you abound in steadfast love.
Because your are merciful, you display your faithfulness.
We especially see your mercy in the death and resurrection of your son and our savior, Jesus Christ.
Bless us now with the strength to abstain from sin and to reflect on Easter.
In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.
Lenten Prayer 2018
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