March 3 Prayer
To follow Jesus on the journey to the cross.
That’s what lent is all about.
We take our time and reflect upon the areas of growth
Our souls are in need of.
Today’s reading is about following Jesus’ way
not the way of the world’s kingdom
Jesus offers us a cup to drink
And it isn't a cup of power and esteem
But of humility as He leads
The way of leadership through servanthood
Surrender rather than control
A faith lived through self dying
Into a new identity with Christ
A union so deeply rooted in love
that no ego can drive a wedge between
No need to impress
For God the Father sees us
Through the eyes of the beloved Son
He sees through us
Into our very depths of desire,
The very core of who we are and who we are becoming.
In our grief and in our shortcomings
In our striving we come
Lay down our cups before him to fill
As He chooses
What we are to drink
It’s a different cup for each of us
Wherever you are today will you offer him your empty cup?
In your weakness
Let him fill you with strength
In our fears
Let him fill you with courage
In your grief
Let him fill you with comfort
In your sorrow
Let him fill you with a joy that runs a river deep
Stretch out your hands to hold out your cup to pray;
‘Not my will but yours dear Lord,
I surrender to your love, your way of living out my faith
Knowing in my heart that you see
who I am and who I am becoming
May we be poured out to serve others this day
And live out our faith with Christ.’
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