Prayer for Lent

Day 17: Friday of the Second Week of Lent – Matthew 21

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Therefore, I say to you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.
Matthew 21:43


Day 17: Friday of the Second Week of Lent – Matthew 21:43


Therefore, I say to you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.


Today’s Lenten Reflection

Many people today spend most of their time just “going through the motions” of life. Keeping up with work, the chores, cooking, cleaning … and all the other usual suspects of daily living. But the question we need to ask ourselves is, are we bearing good fruit out in the world? It’s easy to talk about helping a local community effort or to make plans to call someone we know is lonely, but do we follow through? Many times we get caught up in frivolous distractions like social media or streaming on Netflix and the next thing we know … three, six, twelve more months have passed us by. All these sweet moments hanging from the vine of life just waiting for us to pick them.

Day 17 Lenten Meditation

When was the last time you took on a project or a volunteer commitment with fervor only to let it wither away due to being distracted, overstretched or maybe becoming convinced that it wouldn’t help much anyway? The truth is, the one thing needed most in the world is our willing presence — in our communities, our Churches, our families and among our friends and neighbors. Even if all we have is an hour, that is enough. Your presence is enough. You are enough. Today, take all that God has given you out into the world and let it blossom. Not only will God do something amazing through you for others, He will bless your life with fruit that reflects His glory.

Lenten Prayer

Lord, thank You for giving us all we need, nourishing the soil of our souls so we can grow and ripen. Help us to do the same for others, to tend to those who could use the light of Your love in their lives. May we always be strong enough to walk in the light of Your will. Amen.

Today’s suggested Penance

*Give away something you have (even just your presence!) to someone in need.

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves” –Rainer Maria Rilke.

Have you missed any of the other Meditations for Lent? If so, click here: 40 Days of Lenten Prayer

See also:
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