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Prayers for Lent 2024 – Week 1 – Pray

During Lent, All We Can are inviting people to ask the question ‘What is Mine to Do?’ Recognising that discerning where our voice and actions are most needed is a key part of justice-seeking. Each week, they are focussing on one word which represents one possible answer to that question. In Week 1 of Lent, that word is Pray.

Lord, teach us to pray.
As we enter Lent – a time of discernment and reflection, help us to listen to you in prayer. May we know that though we can discern your will through scripture and reason, there is no replacement for the simplicity of speaking and listening.
Teach me, O Lord
What is mine to do.

Thank you, Lord that you are always readily available to us, requiring no test of ability nor intellect for the privilege of coming to you in prayer. We rejoice in your ever-open arms.
We also acknowledge that despite your openness to us, we do not always come to you in prayer when the situation invites or requires it. For that, we are sorry.
Teach me, O Lord
What is mine to do.

When we are confronted with injustices around the world and in our own communities, teach us to pray not as those who would rather rely on divine intervention than use our own influence, nor as those who don’t create space for you move powerfully.
Instead, let us pray as those who understand that we are your hands and feet in the world, and yet recognise we can do nothing in our own strength.
Teach me, O Lord
What is mine to do.

We acknowledge that we are not able to pray for all of the people, places, and situations we would like. Guide us, Lord in our discernment of which areas we have a particular responsibility and calling to pray for.
Teach me, O Lord
What is mine to do.
Amen.

Find out more and download Lent resources at allwecan.org.uk/lent2024


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