A Prayer for Lent

Loving God,
during the sacred season of Lent,
bring me close to you.
Prepare a place in my home and heart for silence and solitude,
so that I may re-discover the grace of a prayerful life.
Help me to fast from those things
that threaten the wellbeing of my body and soul
and remind me of the grace of simplicity.
Enlarge my heart so that I give to those in need
and in doing so rediscover the grace of gratitude and generosity.
May this season be grace-filled time to rekindle my love and faith in you.