Just and loving God, you restore all of your creation perfectly and beautifully in your own time; we pray you to move our hearts and our actions towards your way of justice so that we may humbly share your love and mercy with all the world, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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We are at the midway point of Lent. Today, I find myself wondering how Jesus did it. How did he live the life that he did, being a perfect example for us. He lived his life in perfect humility and love, making the ultimate sacrifice for the world.
It’s amazing and terrifying to think of. Living your life in constant humility and love. The older I get, the more emotionally trying life becomes. Friends are made, friends move away. Family are born, family die. Significant others come into your life, and leave just as fast sometimes. Life is an incredibly difficult journey. In fact, it is too much for some people to bear. Suicide and depression and addictions are rampant in our modern society.
I have found that the only stable thing in my life is my faith. If it weren’t for God’s strength in me through Jesus Christ, my life would look terrifyingly different. I am truly thankful for God’s gifts of compassion and love that constantly weigh on my heart. Anytime I perceive heartache in my life, I turn to God for strength. It is not an easy thing to do….it is the only thing to do.
Merciful and loving God, may your love in me pour out into the world like a spring that burst forth in the desert. May your love quench the dry hearts of those who seek you, and may your glorious life be a beacon to all whose lives are parched from depression and despair. Amen.
Our lives are filled with countless moments
Filling our lives like fine wine poured out in sacrifice
Surrounding our bodies like a warm blanket around a newborn baby.
They are like gifts, given to us from eternity
Loaned to us for a short while
Only meaningful when taken for a ride.
Fleeting they may be, and limited for a time we cannot know,
We engage each moment, in hope, that the next will come,
Expecting that future moments will give us more opportunities, more time.
Cherish each moment
Like a gift
Like a trip
From which you will soon return.
Be thankful for each moment
Experienced in awe and gratitude
Shared with love
And enjoyed with companions.
For it is not our choosing
When that one moment will be our last
So, make haste to love, and be swift to live
Seek the One who gives you each moment, in this life and the next.
—Moments by Michael Seewer
Lord God, you have given us an abundance of blessings through your Son Jesus Christ, and through the power of the Holy Spirit. We pray that, by the power of your Spirit, we may faithfully serve you and work to bring about your will in our lives and in our communities. We ask these things through Christ, our Lord. Amen.