a-Lenten-prayer-a-day, day 5, Monday, March 6, 2017

my-hands-2-27-17Note: As a personal, spiritual discipline, I write a prayer for each of the forty days of Lent; each petition focusing on a theme, truly, relating to a care or concern weighing on my mind and heart, at times, vexing my soul and spirit…

On sin and absolution: O merciful God, in Your Love, hold not my sin against me, lest I, dwelling now and, worse, dying eternally, in the wrong I have done, forego the wonder of Your Presence. Yet, I beseech You, by Your same Love, hold me against my sin, lest I, for sake of my egoistic ease, forget it; that in my deserved discomfort, I, today and alway, learn only to delight in the unfathomable depth of Your pardon. Amen.

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2 thoughts on “a-Lenten-prayer-a-day, day 5, Monday, March 6, 2017

  1. Ok, soooooooo This really spoke to me today. Sin.. We try hard not to do wrong, YET it happens. And we should be uncomfortable when we sin. I think that’s important because it shows that we know we haven’t been pleasing in God’s sight. I’m thankful that you ended the prayer with hope for all of us with God’s forgiveness. So we press on, until the next time we sin.

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    • Yes, and what I believe I am aiming at in this prayer is that I cannot help but commit sin, for, in a real existential way, I am sin in that a quintessential aspect of my human nature is my self-interest that chooses my way over God’s way (to the extent that I can conceive and perceive what God’s way is!). As I never can be free from sin (for I never can be free of/from my self), I pray to be reminded – in my sin – of God’s pardon.

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