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The Rev Andries Combrink is a Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel. He lives in Centurion, South Africa.  He is amongst others a blogger and lyrics writer. To teach the Word of God is his calling,  based on the Reformed tradition. 

 

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Mar 21

Written by: Andries
Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:08:49 AM  RssIcon

As we journey from Ash Wednesday to Resurrection Sunday, from remorse and sorrow to victory and eternal life, prayer must be added to our daily routines.

Here follow a few prayers you may use as examples to express your own experience, loneliness and joy during your 40 days in the wilderness of preparation for discipleship.

 
Loving Lord,
You gave us your Son to be our food and our life!
Help us to listen carefully to the message of the cross
that we may celebrate your love every day of our Lenten journey,
that our lives may reveal him more clearly
and we may be witnesses to him.
Help us to experience joyful praise in Lent!
Help me to understand and embrace
the mystery of the Lamb of atonement,
the beauty of this season, and not to run from the pain,
but to see your saving grace and how your loving touch in my life
can fill me with the joyful praise of the salvation you have sent to me.
In Jesus Name.
Amen.
 
 
God of Mercy!
If you help me, Lord, I can open my heart more fully
to what I do not understand about the significance
of the suffering and death of your Son.
Help me to be humble during this journey of learning about the passion of Jesus,
and to be patient with everyone who is still seeking a deeper understanding
of its meaning for their lives.
Help me to remember that any mercy and compassion I feel
towards unassuming seekers, is a gift from you.
Forgive our sins and deliver us from evil.
I await the joy of Easter thirsty for your bliss, while seeking your will for my life.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Amen.
 
 
Loving Father
So many times we turn away from you and you always welcome us back.
May we walk in the newness of life in you, our Saviour.
Your mercy and love give us confidence.
As we journey during Lent, give us a new heart filled with compassion,
as you have compassion on us.
Help us to await the Easter joy with the hope in Christ who died and rose for us.
In the Name of Christ the King.
Amen.
 
 
O God of Mercy,
I know that with the help of the Holy Spirit I can open my heart more fully
to the deepest meaning of the suffering and death
of your only begotten Son, our Lord:
The meaning of the submissive humility of God who became a man
and his compassion that nailed Him to his cross.
Help me to imitate his modesty during my Lenten journey,
to become a true neighbour to those in distress,
and a good Samaritan to those in trouble,
while I remember that the mercy I receive, is a gift from you, my Lord and my God.
Through Jesus my Redeemer.
Amen.
 
 
Holy Lord, do not deal with us as our sins deserve.
Remember not my iniquities of the past;
may your compassion today come to us,
even though we do not deserve your compassion or love.
Lord, do not deal with us as our sins deserve.
Help us, O God our Saviour, that your Name may be glorified,
that your Kingdom may come and your will be done!
Deliver us and pardon our sins that we may be set free, for your Name's sake.
Lord, do not deal with us as our sins deserve.
Amen! – see Psalm 79
 
 
God of Love, through this Lenten journey, cleanse my desires to serve only you.
Free me from the temptations to judge others, to place myself above others.
Deliver me from my impatience with others, that with your love and by your grace,
I will be less engaged with myself, and more filled with the desire to follow you,
in laying down my life according to the example of Jesus Christ, my Lord.
In the Name of the Lamb of God!
Amen
 
 
Loving God, I hear your invitation, "Come back to me"
and I am filled with such a longing to return to you.
Show me the way to return.
Show me the Truth, the Way and the Life!  Show me Jesus!
Lead me this day in good works I do in your Name and for your sake
and send your Spirit to guide me and strengthen my faith.
Let me only know your love today.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.
 
 
Loving God and Father,
I am your child, and yet I too often turn my back on your love.
Accept my acts of sorrowful repentance today and release me from the selfishness
that closes my ears to hear your Word
and closes my heart to your love and forgiveness.
As I journey through Lent, let me remember the feast you have prepared for me,
the wedding feast of the Lamb, in the resurrection,
and let me be filled with gratitude that helps me to always live for your glory.
Through Jesus Christ, Saviour and Lord.
Amen.
 

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