Merciful Father, help me to begin this journey of Lent close to your Heart, listening to your Word, and open to those in need. I offer this day for the intention of Pope Francis for this month. Our Father.
“God in his providence offers us the season of Lent each year as a chance to return to Him with all our hearts and in every aspect of our lives.” (Pope Francis) May this Lent be a time of spiritual renewal in my life.
As the night sky rises, I examine my conscience. Were there any times when I refused to be a light to others? Did I avoid certain people, not wanting to be charitable? Forgive me, Lord. My heart needs you and your boundless love to teach me how to give oneself to others without reserve. Hail Mary.