Prayers of the People ~ 2nd Week of Lent

We are singing “Jesus, I Come” in worship this Sunday and will be meditating on the Lord’s lament from Matthew 23 and Luke 13

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!”

For this second week of Lent, our sister Amy Pedersen has shared a prayer on this theme for centering ourselves in a season of sweet surrender in walking the long road to lean on Jesus; The Savior who joins us on the journey to himself.


I Come

God of Grace and Truth,
I come, sin-soaked and soul-sick
because You asked me to
because You threw open Your arms and said, “Come!”
So, unwashed and awkward, I come.

I do not know where we are going.
I barely know where I have been.
My feet, callous and crippled by the hardness of the road,
lose their footing.
I slow You down.

But just over the ridge,
just around the bend in the road,
a little too far for my straining eyes,
I hear You whisper, “Come!”
and I come.


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