Lent is a season of self-examination and repentance; of prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and of reading of and meditation on God’s holy Word (BCP, p. 265). The readings for Lent this year explore the covenants God makes with God’s people. Throughout the scripture, we see how God remains continually faithful, yet the people of God repeatedly break covenant. Still, God invites the people to return to the covenantal relationship again and again. Each Sunday in Lent, as we hear and reflect on the readings that recall God’s covenants throughout history, we will respond together with penitential prayers that recall our own baptismal covenant.
We invite you – the people of God – to join us for reflection and conversation via Zoom on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00pm as we prepare to write the prayers of the people for this season. Where, as the body of Christ, have we broken the covenantal promises of our baptism? How is God inviting us to return? What does our communal prayer mean or do in this season of Lent – why does it matter? As we explore these questions, we hope to see where the Spirit is leading us – together – to return to our covenant with God.
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