God, in this season of Lent
We quiet our souls
That we may see more clearly the one our hearts long for
We ask, seek, and knock
That our prayers may be answered
And our longing fulfilled
We acknowledge that so much of faith-life involves waiting
for the voice of God to speak
for the Spirit of God to move
for the fullness of Your kingdom to come
for Christ’s return
for the world to be made new
for justice and peace to become ordinary
for love to become the world’s motivation
We acknowledge that even as we wait, you are working
redeeming the earth
confirming Your love.
As Christ waited three days in a tomb
So do we wait for resurrection life.
We wait in faith,
That You are even now giving us new life.
We wait in hope for the Lord.
All creation waits for the Lord.