What do I ask from God for these next forty days?

Sunday 1st March 2020

Each Sunday throughout Lent we will be taking a few moments to reflect on Pope Francis’ message for the season, which you can read in full here.

In the first week of our reflection, which is written by Fr Paul Daly, Episcopal Vicar for Formation, we look back and ponder on how we can embrace Lent 2020.

This year the Lord grants us, once again, a favourable time to prepare to celebrate with renewed hearts the great mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus, the cornerstone of our personal and communal Christian life. We must continually return to this mystery in mind and heart, for it will continue to grow within us in the measure that we are open to its spiritual power and respond with freedom and generosity.

As I look back on the year since Lent 2019, what has changed in my life, in my heart, so that I can embrace Lent 2020 as truly a ‘favourable time’, a gift from God?

What do I ask from God for these next forty days?

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