“Wait for the Lord, take courage; be stouthearted, wait on the Lord.” ~ Psalm 27:14…
Heavenly Father, thank You for drawing me closer to You through my Lenten journey. I am so aware of my need for You! Thank You for showing me that the real journey of this Lent is traversing the expanse between my self-reliance and total reliance on You. Give me the grace and courage to keep moving forward into deeper and deeper self-surrender.
Lord, may I begin each day with a breath in and a long exhale of the fears that stop me from throwing myself more fully into Your providential care.
I surrender my fear of making mistakes.
I surrender my fear of being rejected or forgotten.
I surrender my fear of vulnerability.
I surrender my desire for control.
Thank You for continuing to guide my steps towards Calvary. I feel You beckoning me to come and follow You on the way of the Cross. I will follow You Lord, but You know I won’t make it of my own tenuous strength and courage. I open myself to You and ask You to keep whispering Your Truth into my heart as we walk. The Truth of Your Love for me is my strength. Thank You for holding my hand and instructing me so gently in the ways of self-surrender; the only way to the true fulfillment of my heart’s desire: union with You. Amen.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20