God of the wanderers, who dwelt with the Israelites in pillars of fire and cloud and who dwells within each one of us, encourage us to lean into your goodness and mercy as we enter this Lenten season. Help us to learn from our mistakes and to encounter our fellow humans with compassion and care. As the snow begins to melt and the days grow longer, we look forward to the signs of spring and new life that are surely coming soon. Even as we continue to mourn the more than 500,000 lives lost to the Covid-19 pandemic and to remember the life of recent alum Minister Cynthia D. Pullen, we look forward to your coming in glory. Ours is a resurrection hope, O God, for we know that nothing in life or in death can separate us from your love. In the name of the one who dries every tear, we pray. Amen.
We invite you to spend time in quiet meditation on this image. How would you describe the wilderness of this Lenten season?
“It is Well” Bethel Music http://bit.ly/BMItIsWell