Giving up drink or chocolate (fasting) is only the third thing to do in Lent. The first two are prayer and almsgiving. Since we’re now on the fourth day of Lent, more people than usual are attempting to nudge themselves into praying more regularly.
Though the internet can no more say my prayers for me than a prayer book can, both offer some fodder. A publishing venture on paper has impressed me lately. Magnificat is a monthly compilation of Scripture readings and prayers day by day, according to the calendar.
The article references a site called Sacred Space although it does not give the url. After a few non-starters using normal extensions I found this site referenced in the article. Haven’t had time to do too much browsing yet but here’s a sample:
Father, you see into the secret chambers of my heart. May my Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving be performed not for public display but cheerfully and discreetly. Purify my wayward motivations so that our relationship may steadily deepen. Only so that I can become more like you.
Hat tip: Anglican Mainstream
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