Monday, March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

A Spiritual Practice for Lent

Trailing clouds of glory do come from God,
who is our home.
Those shadowy recollections,
be they what they may,
are yet the fountain light of all our day.
W. Wordsworth, 1807

All our day God comes to us in prayer, all through the day. As we move through Lent let’s focus on prayer all through the day. Each week you will find a prayer for a different part of the day published here. At Easter you may put them together and frame the whole day in words of prayer. The first three prayers were on first waking, then just before launching the day’s activities and noon.

For this week: grace before supper.

I take pleasure in eating
today, God.
Deliver me from taking it
for granted.
Forgive me for hurry
or gluttony
or not acknowledging
the work that goes into cooking
and the production of food.

May I marvel at food
as pleasure and fuel
as gift and hospitality.

The Rev. Dr. Catherine MacLean

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