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“I am a child of the water and the word.  My baptism is extremely important to me and I relish the gift of the Holy Spirit dwelling within me, the cross of Christ placed upon my forehead and the gift of creation that I am…

I believe that the Holy Spirit has given me gifts of compassion, listening and presence.  I am in awe of the work of the  Holy Spirit through me.  I often see myself as a vessel and servant of God.”   Wendy Abrahamson (2016)

 

A Prayer of Trust 

Have mercy on me, O God,     according to your  steadfast love;

         according to your  abundant mercy  blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,  and cleanse me from  my sin.

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you alone,

     have I sinned,  and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified

   in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment.        —from Psalm 51

 

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?     Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?

O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;  and by night, but find no rest. 

Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.      –from Psalm 22

We began the season of Lent with the words of Psalm 51. We asked God to have mercy upon us, to cleanse us from our sin, and acknowledged that it is against God that we have sinned. Christians across the world gathered in worship on Ash Wednesday at which time a cross of ash was placed upon foreheads. “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” We begin Lent being reminded of our own mortality. In remembering our mortality we are called to proclaim our trust in God.

On Sunday February 18, I asked during the sermon that the congregation of Lutheran Church of Our Saviour join together in prayer as we rise for the day. An email was sent out to those on our email service. I extend it to you who may be reading this devotion. Please join us in prayer each morning as you rise. Pray it with whomever you may wake, pray it with your children before they leave for school or work. Join us in praying these words from Psalm 25:

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul: my God, I put my trust in you. Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths.

Let the words shape your heart and your day.

Let the knowledge of knowing we are all praying this prayer each morning shape your heart as well.

Let the prayer strengthen your journey this Lent as we journey to the cross and on to the glorious resurrection of our Lord.