Our prayer for this day, the First Sunday of Lent
Your ways, O Lord… You suffered for sins once, your righteous offered for the sake of the unrighteous. This was part of the continuous sign that You have given of your love for all ages to come, of Your covenant between You and Your creation.
Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth… You remember Your compassion and Your love from the beginning of all time. You have set your bow, sent your Son, and empowered us with Your Spirit. You recall the covenant made with your creation, with all living beings/ We remember Your kindness and Your goodness, Help us to remember that qualities in ourselves who are image and likeness of You.
Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant…. The Reign of God is at hand. This is the time of fulfillment. May we truly believe in the gospel and repent our lives accordingly.