lent 1 

 

 

O God, create in me a new heart

and put your faithful spirit within me.

Do not turn away from me.

Do not take your Holy Spirit from me.

                                                         Psalm 51, v.10

                                                                          Sidney Condray

                                                                           O Gracious One

                                               Used with permission of author

May all who hang upon a cross of suffering,

or stand beneath one today,

find comfort and consolation in your abiding presence.

Ease their suffering. Free them from discouragement.

Gentle their anger. Cease their restlessness.

Coax them away from despair.

                                                                  Joyce Rupp

                                                                        Your Sorrow Is My Sorrow

                                                                        Used with permission of author

 

 

In the tears of your life, I see a reflection of my own tears.

In the struggles of your life, I see my own tribulations.

In the desolate places of your life, I see my own attempts to regain hope.

In my yearning to find someone who knows what it is like to bear these burdens of mine,

I look into your life and I see your shock, your fear, your emptiness, your confusion, your

              desolation.

Yes, I know now that your sorrow is my sorrow.

                                                                      Joyce Rupp

                                                                            Your Sorrow Is My Sorrow

                                                                            Used with permission of author

 

 

                                                                                                                                            lent 2