Drought Prayer by Amy Pedersen.
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.
by Amy Pedersen
Readings based on N.T. Wright’s Lent for Everyone and the Jesus Storybook Bible
Day #1: Ash Wednesday
“The Story and the Song” pg. 12
Day #2: Mark 1.35-2.12
“The beginning: a perfect home” pg. 18
Day #3: Mark 2.18-3.6
“The terrible lie” pg. 28
Day #4: Mark 3.31-35
“A new beginning” pg. 38
Day #5: Mark 4
“A giant staircase to heaven” pg. 48
Day #6: Mark 5
“Son of laughter” pg. 56
Day #7: Mark 6.1-13
“The present” pg. 62