Prayer for February 28, 2020: Please pray with me. God of the seasons, as we enter the season of Lent may we fully embrace the opportunity of Lent. This is a season of preparation. A season in which we encounter you in unpleasant ways. This is a season in which we intentionally look at death – where it on our face on Ash Wednesday. This is a season in which we are challenges to ask ourselves – what needs to die in me? Help us to let go of the things that separate us from you. Empower us to let die the things that prevent us from loving you and our neighbor. Give us the courage to let die those things, ideas, beliefs, attitudes, and loyalties that we cling to that prevent us from seeing the Image of God in others and see your handiwork in creation. Let this Lent be a holy season in which we let death do it’s work, so that we may experience resurrected life in our lives. Amen.