Lent is a time to reboot our spiritual life. Jesus offers us a trinity of ancient practices that not only do that but also strengthen the three important relationships in our lives. Prayer focuses on God, fasting on ourselves, and almsgiving on our neighbor. Each can transform a hardened heart into a fiery furnace of fidelity.
Spirit of the Living God, give me a prayer
that intensifies my love for you.
Help me to fast from the distractions and diversions
that offer a false sense of security.
Break open my heart in charitable acts of generosity.
May all my Lenten practices set me on fire with peace, love, and justice.
Commit to praying Psalm 63 daily during Lent. Once a week, fast from something other than food or drink. During this season, consider making a donation to a charity in need.