Lord, as we begin this holy season of Lent, grant us the grace of conversion and transformation so that we may strengthen all of the relationships in our lives. Help us to look at the barriers that keep us from right relationships rooted in Gospel living.
Help us to look at our personal habits and the clutter in our personal lives that keep us from You. Let us also take time to examine our mental and spiritual clutter.
Give us the strength to fast from business that characterizes our culture, so we slow down and take time for You in prayer.
By Your grace, may our lives become more deeply rooted in prayer, self-sacrifice and a willingness to share and receive from others, in order that your Kingdom of God might more fully flourish in our midst.
Help us to ask ourselves,
How is God calling me to be this Lent?
What is God calling me to do this Lent?
We ask you this, through Christ our Lord.