A Lenten Prayer

O God, let something happen to me,
something more than interesting or entertaining or thoughtful.
O God, let something essential happen to me, something awesome, something real.
Speak to my condition O Lord, and change me somewhere inside where it matters,
a change that will burn and tremble and heal, and explode me into tears
or laughter, or love that throbs or screams, or keeps a terrible cleansing silence,
and dares the dangerous deeds.
Let something happen in me which is my real self, O God.
(Ted Loder)

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This Prayer was found as part of the ChurchNext class: “Making Sense of the Cross.”