First Sunday in Lent

One of the key spiritual disciplines is prayer. Prayer comes in many forms; but central to its purpose is moving us closer to God. Prayer is not saying the perfect formula (even if Jesus did give us a framework to use in the “Lord’s Prayer”). At its worst, prayer is our wishlist for God as the great Santa or Genie in the sky. At its best, prayer becomes a meditative practice which allows us to be aware of ourselves and God in the present moment. St Francis prayed over and over the same prayer “Who are you, Lord my God, and who am I?”


Psalm 119:10, Psalm 5:3