An Invitation for Lent 2013
The healthier your spiritual discipline, the healthier you will be. If our prayer lives are amiss, we will be amiss. If there is no time in our lives for prayer and reflection, we simply cannot learn the lessons God has in store for us. With no such regular time, there really is no hope for peace or guidance. We must find a way to listen quietly, to hash things out, to observe how things are hashing themselves out. In our earlier years we may have some naïve thought that God will just infuse us from time to time with revelation or insight, but as we mature we know that we must make space for the voice of God to be heard.
Very few of us have absolutely no prayer discipline at all. Nearly everyone has some regular way of reflecting on life and conversing with God. The fact that you are looking at this Lenten Meditation offering is evidence that you have some sort of prayer life.
All of us are called to deepen and grow in our prayer lives. The depth of any relationship depends on how we participate in it on a daily basis. How might you take the next step in your journey of faith? What might you need to be newly aware of in your own life and in the word of God?
Lent helps us create healthier habits in our prayers. Take wherever you are in your relationship with Christ and ask for it to be more. Devote a little time each day for the forty days of Lent and see where you are when Easter arrives.
The following meditations are offered for your benefit. Read the scripture lessons each day. Sit with the meditation. Reflect on your experience. These holy days of spiritual work will be well rewarded. The more we listen, the more we hear from our gracious Lord and Savior.
Robert C. Wisnewski, Jr.