Prayer for 4th Sunday in Lent

Into the daily cycle of our lives
when all seems well
with us and with the world
when our yoke is easy
and the burden light
You break in
and scatter our complacency

Into the daily cycle of our lives
when we are comfortable
and at our ease
when the fire is lit
but eyes are closed
You break in
and challenge our dependency

You break into
our daily prayers
humble hearts
lay souls bare
You break in
You break in

You break in
when defences are down
with an Angel’s shout
or the quietest sound
You break in
You break in

And we change
and all things change
when you break in

(From “A Liturgy for the 4th Sunday in Lent”, © John Birch, at Faith and Worship – Prayers and Resources)

‘Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him.’
Romans 4:7

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