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A Lenten Prayer (Christine Sine)

posted by Scot McKnight

Christine Sine’s Lenten Prayer:

We have chosen to fast

Not with ashes but with actions

Not with sackcloth but in sharing

Not in thoughts but in deeds

We will give up our abundance

To share our food with the hungry

We will give up our comfort

To provide homes for the destitute

We will give up our fashions

To see the naked clothed

We will share where others hoard

We will free where others oppress

We will heal where others harm

Then God’s light will break out on us

God’s healing will quickly appear

God will guide us always

God’s righteousness will go before us

We will find our joy in the Lord

We will be like a well watered garden

We will be called repairers of broken walls

Together we will feast at God’s banquet table



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Randy G.

posted February 19, 2010 at 12:01 pm


Yesterday I had a conversation with my wife about prayer. We discussed praying for things our fleshly selves might not want but our renewed selves do. So I raise this question regarding this beautiful prayer: Are we really, actually willing to do the things we pray here?
Peace,
Randy G.



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Christine Sine

posted February 19, 2010 at 5:29 pm


Randy,
I appreciate your question. It is something that I have struggled with as I see how little many followers of Christ are willing to do to bring about glimpses of God’s kingdom into the world. Our memories are very short too and though we may respond today to Haiti i can guarantee that by the end of the year most of us will have forgotten what has happened there. On the other hand one of the things I have seen since the economic downturn is an increased sensitivity amongst many towards the needs of those at the margins. May we all grapple with our responses during this Lenten season



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