Showing posts with label devotion for Lent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label devotion for Lent. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Who gives up God for Lent?


And now says the LORD

Return to Me with all your heart!
Fast! Weep! Mourn!

In grief, tear not your garments, but tear
your hearts in regret
and sorrow for your sin.

Return to the LORD your God Who Is

gracious, merciful,

slow to anger,

and unswerving

in love –

a God – your God
Who wants not to punish
but turn toward you

with bread and wine
and blessing.


© 2013, Mary Harwell Sayler, prayer-a-phrase of today’s Bible reading from the Prophets, Joel 2:12-14

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