Lenten Meditations: April 4

Today, today, today, Bless Us…

and help us to grow.

  • Prayers for healing from the Rosh Hashanah Liturgy.

 

Reflection

“Help us to grow.” That word grow…

Growth is not always sunshine and fresh spring buds. Growth is also the unfurling of a tiny sprout of root pushing through the dark soil. Unseen until the warm rays of the spring sun melt away the last remains of the long gray winter.

It comes when we’re not looking and challenges us to shift out of our comfort zone. Shift away from that which is familiar, that which is known, and that which is safe. It often comes in the form of grief, or pain, or struggle. It is in those times that that the challenge in front of us can force us to look inside and ask “What do I need to change? What do I want to change? What do I need to let go of so that I can be a better version of myself tomorrow?”

Yes, bless us, but also… help us to grow.

Today, in this season of Lent, what do you need to help you grow? What do you need to work towards, or what do you need so desperately to let go of?

Prayer

Lord, bless us this day, help us to prepare ourselves to grow into the promise of Easter.

Amen.