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LMH chapel on Lent…

March 8, 2011

Station 1:  The Sharpie station

What is a practice that you would be willing to commit to over the season of Lent?

Perhaps it is something good that takes too much of your time, or is too important.  Are you willing to take a break (fast) from it?  Or, perhaps it is a renewed commitment to spending time in prayer or reading Scripture.

Take a sharpie and write that practice on your hand which you will commit to for the season of Lent.

Station 2:  Self-examination/Confession

What is something in your life that is not like Jesus…an attitude or behavior that needs to die for the life of Jesus to be resurrected in you?

The invitation is to self-examination.  Are you aware of anger, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, or gluttony influencing your life?

You may take a piece of paper, write down one of those words that you want to die to and put it in the urn. These confessions will be burned with fire from the Christ candle.

Station 3:  Ashes

In Scripture, ashes are a sign of repentance and humility.

You may mark your hand with the sign of the cross as a way of expressing your desire to walk in humility and repentance during this season of Lent.  It is a way of identifying with the cross of Christ.

The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephraim

O Lord and Master of my life,
give me not the spirit of sloth,
idle meddling,
lust for power,
and idle talk.

But grant unto me
a spirit of integrity,
humility,
patience,
and love.

O Lord and King,
grant me to see my own faults
and not to judge my brother or sister;
for blessed art Thou unto ages of ages. Amen.

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