Turn Downward (Twelfth Day of Lent)
During this Lenten time of reflection and repentance, turn us downward; turn us toward the ground from which we came and to which we will return.
Remind us of our earthiness; make us conscious of our physicality; make us aware of our frailty; remind us of our connection with all the beings and things of the earth.
Since our word “humble” is derived from the word “humus” (“earth”), help us to live in light of the fact that we are of the earth. Keep us grounded.