I Lift Up My Eyes
Preparing for the Second Sunday in Lent: Three Days before Sunday (Year A)
Psalter: Psalm 121
Old Testament: Isaiah 51:1-3
Epistle: 2 Timothy 1:3-7
God of amazing compassion, lover of our wayward race, you bring to birth a pilgrim people, and call us to be a blessing for ourselves and all the world. We pray for grace to take your generous gift and step with courage on this holy path, confident in the radiant life that is your plan for us, made known and given in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER: God of wilderness and water, your Son was baptized and tempted as we are. Guide us through this season, that we may not avoid struggle, but open ourselves to blessing, through the cleansing depths of repentance and the heaven-rending words of the Spirit. Amen.