Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Three

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Holy Trinity, center me now that I may notice Your creative intention, nest in the broad, safe space of Your presence, and intentionally nurture another with the same.

What word or phrase do I notice on which I may center:

Isaiah 58:6-9a Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin? Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am.

Line the nest of God’s presence with this prayer for _______ and myself:

Holy God, thank you, for your justice and freedom. Thank you, for your mindful attention on ________. Open my eyes to see that fast you choose for me today. Give ________ and me the courage to make things right in our context. Help ________ draw on the power of your vindication for a troubled one. Help us to notice your glory, your presence, and then to be the answer to another’s cry for help today. Amen.

How will I intentionally nurture ________ today:

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