From the Pastor’s Screen – March, 2020

Get in a Prayerful Way this Lent

Nikki-Shaw-Church-Photo-Glo-2As Christians at Lent, we cannot avoid the wilderness. So, let’s not run from it, let’s go into the wilderness with Jesus. “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished.” (Matthew 4:1-2)

Let us allow the Spirit to leads us into an empty space, a space without distractions or comforts, a space in which we will fast from doing anything or being anything other than our truest selves—a place in which we become hungry for God. While we are in that space, let us pray.

I invite you all to join in a common prayer practice this Lent. I have selected an adaptation of the prayer “For Lent,” by Presbyterian pastor Arianne Braithwaite Lehn. Each Tuesday at Ten in the morning, make time to pray the prayer listed at right, silently if you like, and at another time if 10 a.m. doesn’t work for you, knowing that your prayers are caught up in our church’s prayer practice.

All good things,