4TH SUNDAY OF LENT

Fast from lethargy; feast on enthusiasm     Leader:  O God, come to our aid. All:         O Lord, make haste to help us.  Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end,…

Saturday Reflection

Fast from facts that depress; feast on truths that uplift.   Dear All, We are moving fast through Lent – 4th Sunday this weekend & Mothering Sunday too. I looked at the Sunday readings & was particularly struck by the excerpt from Ephesians – such a wonderful picture of God.  Look at a few of…

Friday – Week 3 of LENT

Leader: God, you have called us to be a people on the move: All:    Give us the desire & energy to keep going forward. Leader: God, you have called us to be a people who travel light: All:     Help us to see what we should leave behind. Leader: God, you have called us to…

THURSDAY in WEEK 3 of LENT

Fast from personal anxiety; feast on eternal Truth.     Leader:      Come, let us pray joyfully to our ever-creative God – Let us greet God with thanksgiving. All:          O that today we will hear God’s voice & harden not our hearts. Leader:      Let us bow down in prayer before our God for it is our…

WEDNESDAY WEEK 3 IN LENT

Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others     Leader: God of justice, mercy & truth, we gather in your presence, aware of it in your creation, All:     Remind us of your constant love & power to change & challenge our lives. Leader: God of justice, mercy & truth, we gather in your  presence, we…

3rd TUESDAY in LENT

Fast from bitterness; Feast on forgiveness.     Leader: God of the cosmos, God of the commonplace, All:     Through your grace, we seek to do what is required of Leader: God of the mundane, God of the mystery, All:     Through your grace, we seek to do justice. Leader: God-in-the-midst, God on the margins, All:     Through…

3rd Monday in Lent

Fast from hostility; Feast on non-resistance   Leader: Round about us, here among us, All:    God of promise & love. Leader: Good & faithful, strong in mercy, All:    God of promise & love. Leader: Calling our names, bidding us welcome, All:    God of promise & love.   Let’s join in the hymn based on psalm…

3RD SUNDAY OF LENT

Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness.     Leader: Jesus says, ‘I am the Way for you’. All:        And so we come to follow Christ. Leader: Jesus says, ‘I am the Truth for you’. All:        And so we come to dwell in the light. Leader: Jesus says, ‘I am…

Saturday Reflection

Fast from hostility; feast on non-resistance.   Dear All, 3rd Sunday in Lent already!  I hope the good days, weather-wise, have given you more of a spring in your step.  The catkins, hedge blossoms, (white thorn mainly round here, I think), the bird-song & all the other signs of spring definitely bring hope – together…

FRIDAY WEEK 2 of LENT

Fast from unrelenting pressures; feast on unceasing prayer     Leader: Creator God, ever-present like the steady fall of waves on the shore, All:        We hear your call. Leader: Jesus, companion, as close to us as the beating of our hearts, All:        We hear your call. Leader: Holy Spirit, on…