Lenten Family Prayer (+ Doing Nothing New)

The Homely Hours has done a great service to the church by creating a booklet based on the Family Prayer section of the 1928 BCP/2003 REC BCP. The fast is soon upon us as Lent draws near. Take up your cross by almsgiving, fasting, and devotion to regular prayer.

The Homely Hours

“Given the many layers of meaning in Lent, we won’t grasp all of them in a single year. But imagine if we were to observe Lent every year for the rest of our life — imagine how much we would grow and mature.”

This quote is from my priest, Fr. Wayne McNamara. What a thought to keep us from being overwhelmed by options. Lord willing, we have many Lents ahead of us. What does He want us to focus on this year in 2019? The Lenten “triad” of Fasting, Prayer, and Acts of Compassion concentrates our efforts into what really matters as we prepare for Easter. And we can pray for guidance:

“O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgement, and light riseth up in darkness for the godly; Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou wouldest have us to do…

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