A Prayer for Lent

From Br. Joseph —

Here is a simple prayer to start each day during Lent. As with all prayer, liturgy, worship, and spiritual reading, it is to draw us deeper into relationship with God, our Father.

Father, I call upon You to be with me.
I invite You into my heart,
     into my life,
     into everything I am and do.
I know that You are here already,
     but I want to be aware of You,
     to listen to You, to be with You.
Help me to be open to You now
     and throughout this day.
May Your love, peace, and energy
     touch my heart in faith and hope.
Amen.

Holy Cross be my light.