A collection of Poems by Parishioner, Douglas Reynolds.
A Prayer for Lent
Oh most Holy Father in heaven.
The Lenten season falls upon us once again.
Let us pray for a renewal of our faith.
That will surpass these forty days and not end.
Let us rejoice in our sacrifices.
That we will make during this spring season.
Let us remember all that Jesus sacrificed.
For without Him we would have no reason.
Let us all reflect on our days gone by.
As we repent, turn away from sin and pray.
So that we remember the gift that awaits us all.
Knowing He is the light, the truth, and the way.
Let us pray in gratitude for everything in our lives.
That we may always be generous in our almsgiving.
Giving thanks to our Lord for all of His blessings.
That He is with us each day that we are living.
We are all reminded during these forty days.
Of our own mortality.
We are thankful for the gift of salvation.
That we will someday awaken and see.
Our sacrifices will never compare.
Nor be more difficult than what He gave.
He suffered and died on the cross for us all.
So that we too shall rise up from the grave.
© D.B. Reynolds
What will you do in twenty-twenty-two?
Are there changes you’d like to see in you?
Anything following you from the last year?
Are there still old hurdles you need to clear?
It seems this year has already mimicked last.
There’s another pandemic we need to get past.
So now more than ever we need God in our lives.
Taking time each day to pray we must prioritize.
Maybe we can all use this as an opportunity.
To spend time with our father just you and me.
To reconnect with him like a long-lost friend.
Giving thanks to our Lord before each day’s end.
Let us pray for our loved ones; family and friends.
Let us pray that this pandemic will come to an end.
Let us pray to grow stronger in our faith with him.
Let us pray for his light to shine, in a world so dim.
So, how was your week? Did you encounter Christ?
With each day in prayer, you will soon be surprised.
You will feel a connection, a fire from deep within.
You will have renewed strength to battle against sin.
Then no matter what the beginning of this New Year.
You can come each week to worship without any fear.
You’ll know in your heart, and you’ll know in your soul.
That with each passing week you are reaching your goal.
I can promise you this, as I can with all of God’s words.
When you speak to him in prayer, you are heard.
And God will respond to you, indeed there is no hoping.
So make sure in 2022 you are EPHPHATHA – be open!