Thirteenth Day of Lent
As we examine ourselves with the help of your Spirit, we will discover ways in which we have been prodigal—ways in which we have been extravagant and wasteful—in the ways we have been living.
Such living indicates an approach to life that is more interested in self-gratification than in anything else; it indicates a shocking disregard of the needs of other people and a blatant rejection of the manner of life modeled for us by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Help us to come to our senses; help us to return to you knowing that you in your great grace, which is always greater than our greatest sin, will receive us back. And once we are home, help us to live in ways that best honor you, that best nurture our spirit, and that best care for the needs of others.