What are you doing (or not) for Lent? – #3

Can I give you one more suggestion to add focus to your walk through Lent.

How about prayer? How about some help in bringing focus to your prayer.

Rachel Hackenberg wrote the book Writing to God. She suggests that when we take time to write our prayers we are able to focus “our prayers through the tips of our pens, we can shift our self-consciousness into creativity and engage God anew, as prayer becomes an active experience of mind, body and spirit.

Each week she emails a prayer prompt which includes a sentence or two from Scripture, a thought and a brief prompt to encourage your seeing the Scripture leading you into a conversation with God. For example, in her book, when reading Ezekiel 37:1-3, she writes,

“What dry bones in your life need a breath of fresh air, a burst of new life, from the Spirit? Let your written prayer to God be God’s words of encouragement to you as you let God dust off the dry and weary places or your spirit.”

During Lent Rev Hackenberg emails a daily prayer prompt. If you would like to subscribe to her emails, you can visit the contact page at her web site ( http://rachelhackenberg.com/contact/ ) to subscribe.

charles

{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}


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