A Lenten Prayer

  

So, how’s Lent going for you?

As we make our way through this season of Lent I would like to offer to you a prayer by Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-439 AD).

It is a prayer that I believe we can pray today as we struggle our way through Lent seeking the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

      Holy Spirit, powerful Consoler, sacred Bond of the Father and the Son, Hope of the afflicted, descend into my heart and establish in it your loving dominion. Enkindle in my tepid soul the fire of your Love so that I may be wholly subject to you. We believe that when you dwell in us, you also prepare a dwelling for the Father and the Son. Deign, therefore, to come to me, Consoler of abandoned souls, and Protector of the needy. Help the afflicted, strengthen the weak, and support the wavering. Come and purify me. Let no evil desire take possession of me. You love the humble and resist the proud. Come to me, glory of the living, and hope of the dying. Lead me by your grace that I may always be pleasing to you. Amen.

  

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As you pray your way through this Lenten season, may the Lord give you grace and insight into your spiritual life and walk with Christ.

- Neil Westbrook