Note: 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 human mortality and the immortality of prayer: As mortal, O Lord, I know that I must reckon my flesh as grass that flourishes ‘til the wind blows, and then it is gone or as the lily of the field, though today arrayed more splendidly than Solomon, tomorrow, withering, is cast into the oven. Yet, O my Lord, dare I bid that You, by Your Spirit, make my prayer of adoration for You not as I am, but as You are; You Whose Love is steadfast from everlasting unto everlasting, You Whose Word stands for ever. Thus, I shall know, e’en now, whilst I dwell in flesh, that I shall pray You all my days in this world and in the timeless age to come. Amen.
 See Psalm 103.15-16
 See Matthew 6.28-30
 See Psalm 103.17
 See Isaiah 40.8