Loving God, You call us to return to You with our whole heart.
Forgive us for the times when our love for You has been half-hearted.
Renew our spiritual lives this Lent,
through the practice of personal prayer
and shared worship.
Renew our mindfulness this Lent,
through the practice of fasting
and attentiveness to the needs of others.
Renew our generosity this Lent,
through the practice of almsgiving
and hidden acts of kindness.
Open our eyes, that we may see our individual bondage.
Open our hearts, that we may break our collective chains.
Christine M. Eberle