Meet me in the Desert – Lenten Prayer

Lord of Lent, Lord of Easter,

As you went into the desert

So do I follow

Putting aside that which distracts me

Grabs at me

Falsely claims me.

To search inside

To confront myself

My best, my worst

My good works and my sins.


And each time, I find you there

To call to me again

With words of challenge and words of mercy.


And as I fall to my knees, in prayer, in fasting

In sacrifice and penitence

Somehow, You have it in yourself to reach out and

Gently lift me

To renew me

To claim me as nothing of this world can claim me.

Meet me in the desert, Lord

Claim me anew. Amen