Thirty-Sixth Day of Lent
We are shocked at the evil that exists
in some people’s hearts that leads them
to hurt and even to kill other people.
Their actions make their evil obvious.
We may be less aware of and
thus less shocked by the evil
that exists in our own hearts.
Perhaps we reveal it more in our
attitudes, perspectives, thoughts,
and words than we do in our actions.
Reveal any evil that lurks within us.
Help us to recognize it and
to ask you to eradicate it.
Give us grace and strength to turn
away from it and toward what is good.