Prayer for Week 3 of Lent

The Sun is shining and

Spring in infancy erupts everywhere.

The brown grass has turned green

and begun its seasonal sprawl

into my garden beds.

The  dry withered clump

of  chives

parts

as green fingers poke

through the earth.

But death hangs in the air

Frost will descend with

    the long shadow
      of night.

 

Some tender shoots will

shrivel and break

and we wait

for the life to come.

 

 

Jesus we celebrate your light

and see signs of new life in us.

Even as we remember your

face set like a flint towards

Jerusalem.

You were alive and Life itself

but you walked towards

arrest, mocking, beating and

death on a cross.

May the Lenten seeds

You have planted

grow Easter flowers.

May you guard the tender new life

you have given us.

And Lord give us strength

for the cold dark days ahead.