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Lent 2024: A Prayer For the Bewildered by Rev. Evan Taylor


 

 “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil; hold fast to what is good..”

Romans 12:9

 

March 13, 2024



A Prayer For the Bewildered


Creator God,

The one who has many names,

The one who has met our ancestors in their bewilderment,

We come to you asking for guidance,

Throughout the wilderness moments, seasons, and years of our lives,

For the moments filled with ambiguity and dis-ease,

For the spaces that bring us pain and discomfort,

and experiences that leave us anxious and afraid,

For the pervasive and unending wars, violence, and traumas,

For the unknown, nonsensical, and mysterious,

We come asking for water in dry places,

abundance in scarce situations,

for care in careless spaces,

for clarity amid the fog,

for clean air amid the smoke,

for peace amid the bloodshed,

We come asking for your presence,

Even when we are yet to perceive it,

Through the tests, trials, and tribulations,

Help us to be stewards of your word,

Through the dangers, storms, and snares,

Help us to be cultivators of peace,

Through the solitude, seclusion, and separation,

Help us to seek reciprocal relationship,

Through destruction, devastation, and desolation,

Help us to discern our role in restoration,

Through our disconnected relationship with creation,

Help us pursue reconciliation,

Make the invisible visible to us,

Be present with us in wilderness and bewilderment,

Prepare us for the work you have for us,

Teach us to pray and rest,

Renew, refresh, and refill us,

Show us your divine revelation,

Holy Spirit, fall fresh on us,

In the matchless power of Jesus, we pray,

Amen and Ase.


Reverend Evan Taylor

Minister to Young Adult

 

Prayer: Heavenly Parent, incline your ear to us and grant us thy peace. Amen.

 

Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.


Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.


Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.


 

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