Pulpit Notes: Prayer for the Beginning of Lent

Heavenly Father, grant me the wisdom to turn to You during the season of Lent. When I do not have the answers that I feel I need, and when the direction seems uncertain, help me remain silent and open until Your Word and Your Spirit reveal a way.

In the midst of frantic, often unnecessary activity, help me remain calm and whisper to me the assurance of Your presence. Help me to seek a place and time of quiet rest this day, and grant my heart, mind, and soul regeneration, in order that I can imagine a life fulfilled, a better way, a community where the love of Christ is known by all and the Holy Spirit binds and heals Your people from all that breaks and separates us from You. In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Soli Deo Gloria,

Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps
Senior Pastor