Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Sunday, March 1, 2015
Second Sunday in Lent – Praying For Myself? Praying For Others.
Here we are. At the second Sunday in Lent. I am bubbling up on the inside like the waters of a spring. Not turbulent, but more troubled.
I read with some interest the readings in the devotional book I have. First, the scripture for today. And then, a selection from Elton Trueblood. A very good brief reading, but I just could not concentrate on it. My mind—and heart—kept wandering away. Wandering toward some matters of continuing prayer.
Lord, I know I am to pray for those who repeatedly come to my mind. Please, Lord. Hear my prayers. I know I need to listen to You, too.
I think of the words of Psalm 130: “2 Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3 If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared.” That lament is exactly what I feel like saying. Except, the psalmist said it first. And, better than I could ever do.
If anyone could pray with me for some continuing concerns weighing on my mind right now, I would appreciate that more than I can say. Thank you.
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