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by: Scott Crow
For me Lent is a time where I return to focusing on prayer, and my favorite prayer is the one below. It is one option for Night Prayer in the New Zealand Prayer Book. I pray this prayer often throughout the year, but nightly during Lent:
It Is night.
The night is for stillness.
Let us be still in the presence of God.
It is night after a long day.
What has been done has been done;
What has not been done has not been done;
Let it be.
The night is dark.
Let our fears of the darkness and of our own lives rest in you.
The night is quiet.
Let the quietness of your peace enfold us,
all dear to us,
and all who have no peace.
The night heralds the dawn.
Let us look expectantly to a new day,
In your name we pray. Amen.