Lent is a journey-a 40 day journey. It is a journey that gets us ready to celebrate the joy of the resurrection of Jesus at Easter. To get ourselves ready for Easter, we are asked to pray, fast and give during Lent. We pray for the needs of others and pray that we, like Jesus, may resist the temptations that can draw us away from God. We fast or give up things such video games or television that can distract us from God. This journey is not always easy. It can be hard to make time for prayer, to fast from things we enjoy or to give to the less fortunate.
You are compassionate in all that you do. As this Lenten season begins give us the courage to place our trust in you, so that with the joy of your help, we may praise you
as we journey through these forty days.
We make this prayer through Christ, our Lord.
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