As we begin our Lenten journey this week, let us be more aware of the great love God has for us. May we be open to the sadness and struggles in our world and in ourselves, and may we seek once again to be God’s loving action. Let us pray…
you have known us from the beginning of time,
you have known us in the depths of our dreams
and in the darkness of our fears,
you know us as your beloved.
Help us to own that core identity more and more
in this season of forgiveness and mercy.
Give us the rock-solid assurance of your unwavering faith in us
as we seek the same in you. Amen.