God, Creator, Redeemer and Friend, thank you for your presence because without you we can do nothing. You have loved us before we loved you. You have called us before we’ve called upon you. You have turned your attention towards us before we turned towards you. Thank you for your generous gifts, high expectations of us and for loving us too deeply to leave us the way we are.
Forgive us of unclean thoughts, words and deeds. Cleanse our minds, purify our hearts, and mend stress fractures in our relationships with you and others. Take away our indifference to the plight of others who cannot rise above the their circumstances.
Lover of our soul, clothe us with your righteousness. Arm us with the shield of faith. Help us to hold it high to block the flamethrower’s darts that seeks to delay, deny and destroy us. Today make our enemies sad because our faith and mad because of your favor!
The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2010. There is a tradition of sacrifice with the Lenten season. People usually give up something such as meats, sweets, sodas, smoking or habits that are debilitating. You can also take up something. You are invited to take up an increased prayer and devotion through the 40 days of Lent. There will be a special devotion in the “read” section of www.thisisyourwakeupcallonline.com, Lenten prayers on this site and a Daniel Fast. Sign up in the comment section. I want to know how many will be joining the journey!