Lent Day 6 — A Lenten Prayer – Day 6
“Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.” Isaiah 58:6-8
“Lord, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Our Father, more than anything we long to please You, to be the people of God You saved us to be. We desire in our inner most being to be obedient to Your Word and to Your desires for our lives. Yet, so often we fall short of that goal and in those times we sense that we have grieved You and grieved the Holy Spirit. Please forgive us Lord, for our human frailty and missteps.
Thank You, for your grace that never condemns us but is always, alwaysready to forgive us even before we are willing to acknowledge our sin. As we face our human errors and are made aware of how woefully inadequate we are apart from You, keep us reminded that we are loved, that we are cared for and we are forgiven through the blood of Jesus Christ.
Help us to remember Lord that we are not alone and we are not powerless, that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Thank You, for reminding us that we are more than conquerors through Jesus our Lord who loves us and by His stripes we are healed.
Lord, during these days of Lent purify our hearts from dead works and from things that are not beneficial to us and particularly those things that are displeasing to You. Reveal to us where we are weak and where we are broken, then give us the strength to turn away from the evil and choose the good, to yield to Your will that we might be restored to wholeness. Then Lord, please give us the grace to show the same love and compassion to others that You have so graciously given to us.
Father, we look to You to sustain us through these days of remembrance and reflection on our Lord’s suffering for us, of self-denial and of generosity toward the poor, the homeless, the destitute and the hungry and bring us to the glorious days of celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection. Thank You, for hearing and answering this petition that we pray in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN”