Help us this Lenten season to listen more frequently to your word, that we may celebrate the solemnity of Easter with greater love for Christ, our paschal sacrifice.
This is one of the petitions from this morning’s Liturgy of the Hours. While it’s a short prayer, it certainly gives a lot to think (and pray) about.
Whatever our Lenten penance, we don’t do it just for the sake of doing it. Even the traditional “giving up chocolate for Lent” is supposed to remind us each time we crave chocolate that we are preparing ourselves for Christ’s death and resurrection. In praying for God’s help to listen more frequently to His word, we aren’t just doing penance. We are actually preparing ourselves to celebrate Easter with greater love.
There is no shortage of God’s word, especially during Lent. You don’t have to devote long hours to reading scripture or to sitting in church. In fact (and this is just my opinion) I believe frequent, short exposure to His word may be much more effective.
Thanks for coming to our blog and have a blessed Lent.