A Prayer for Lenten Grace

Loving God,

During the sacred season of Lent, bring me closer to you. Prepare a place in my home and heart for silence and solitude, so that I may rediscover the grace of a prayerful life.

Help me to fast from those things that threaten my relationship with you, and remind me of the grace of simplicity. Enlarge my heart so that I give to those in need and, in doing so, rediscover the grace of gratitude and generosity. May this season be a grace-filled time to rekindle my love for and faith in you.