Lord, we come to your Word with squashed dreams, devastated visions, and tremendous fears about the future. Breathe hope into our lives. Guide us with the light of the Hope Candle into new beginnings. Burn away the darkness with Hope today, Amen.
In the old days people would go for days, weeks, without eating.
Jesus in the desert. Peter on the rooftop. Paul in prison.
There is a part of us that knows why:
In giving up we gain,
In letting go we receive,
In the practice we find the presence.
So during these 40 days, Lord, ignite our spirits.
Limit our busy and our stuffy
that we find you in the fasting.
(C) 2015 Nathan Decker, Worship’s Wake