Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lenten Prayer

A Lenten Prayer

Fast from judging others; feast on Christ in them.
Fast from wanting more; feast on being thankful.
Fast from anger; feast on patience.
Fast from worry; feast on trust.
Fast from complaining; feast on enjoyment.
Fast from negatives; feast on positives.
Fast from stress; feast on prayer.
Fast from anger; feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others.
Fast from fear; feast on truth.
Fast from discouragement; feast on hope.
Fast from gossip; feast on silence.
Fast from fighting; feast on peace.

Gentle God, during this season of fasting and feasting, gift us with your presence
so we can be a gift to others in carrying out your work. 
Amen.

--Adapted from A Lenten Prayer by William Arthur Ward

Found this prayer over at Our Sunday Visitor.

Blessings,
Noreen

10 comments:

  1. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know isn't it? It's more meaningful then giving up a food item or activity for Lent.

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  2. Noreen,

    I really want to print this prayer off, and place it on the fridge door where we'll see it often over Lent. Thank you for sharing it!

    God bless!

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    1. Good idea Sue! Then the whole family can benefit from it!

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  3. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I, too, am going to print this out! God bless, Lisa

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  4. This is a really great prayer for Lent, Noreen. Lots to think about after reading this. Thanks for posting it!

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    1. I agree. It gives more meaning to what's really important for "fasting" during Lent.

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  5. Do you think you could post this on Community of Catholic Bloggers too? It's a really great prayer to have up with Lent starting so soon.

    God bless!

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    1. Will go over and do it now. Thanks!

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