Sunday, March 1
Editor’s Note: Sundays during Lent are known as “little Easters” when believers in the risen Christ join for prayer and worship. Today, we pause in preparation for our worship to God through a Lenten hymn or prayer. May these songs and prayers prepare our hearts to receive God’s holy presence and abiding.
A Prayer from Deitrich Bonhoeffer:
I Cannot Do This Alone
(This prayer was used as one of the Lenten meditations in The Mosaic Bible.)
O God, early in the morning I cry to you.
Help me to pray and to concentrate my thoughts on you;
I cannot do this alone.
In me there is darkness, but with you there is light;
I am lonely, but you do not leave me; I am feeble in heart, but with you there is help;
I am restless, but with you there is peace. In me there is bitterness, but with you there is patience;
I do not understand your ways, but you know the way for me….
Restore me to liberty, and enable me to live now that I may answer before you and before men.
Lord whatever this day may bring, Your name be praised.