Daily Prayer in Lent

Published on Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:08

Rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, who is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and reppents of evil. (Joel 2:13)

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. By the same reasoning, you could say that your spiritual practice in the morning sets the tone for the whole day. 

Lent is the ideal time to ground yourself in the love of God through a daily practice of morning prayer. What better way to practice turning and returning to God than by reorienting your morning routine around prayer?

Every weekday in Lent, from Thursday, February 27, through Good Friday, April 10, come join us at 7:00 am in the chapel area for a simple service of Morning Prayer. Inspired by ancient monastic practice, the service of Morning Prayer features the Psalms as the centerpiece of our communal prayer. Even with time for silence and reflection, the service lasts only about 30 minutes or less, giving you plenty of time to get a start on the day ahead.

Whether you attend once or twice during the season, once or twice a week, or every weekday, we think you’ll find Morning Prayer a powerful way to start your day during the Lent season.

Whether or not you can attend Morning Prayer in the chapel, we also encourage you to make space in your day for some practice of the daily office as an individual or family. Each Sunday in Lent, the bulletin will include a simple order for daily devotion drawn from the Book of Common Prayer. We hope you'll use this in the morning, noon, or night to structure a time of daily prayer.

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