Loving Father,
As I journey with you during this time of Lent,
Bless me to come closer to you.
Open my heart to realize your abundant love for me,
As I strive to be a better version of myself.

Help me to develop the generosity of heart and mind
To spend more time with you in prayer.
To courageously let go of the things that I am overly attached to,
To be more charitable with my time and resources.

Grant me
Courage when I am afraid.
Strength when I am weak,
Trust in your steadfast love when I fall.

Bless that this Lent may be a time of inner transformation for me,
That I may humbly become a living example of
Your compassionate love in our hurting world.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen