From Feasting on the Word - Worship Companion, edited by Kimberly Bracken Long. On this third Sunday of Lent, we are urged to shake off the complacency that can overtake us; to seek God as people in a dry and weary land seek water; and to bear fruit in our daily lives that contribute to God's kingdom of justice and love.
From Feasting on the Word - Worship Companion, edited by Kimberly Bracken Long. Holy God, we confess that we have grown complacent in our response to you. You set before us a rich feast of blessing, but we are drawn to lesser things that cannot satisfy. You call us to attend to urgent needs in the world, but we indulge our own desires. Our ways are not your ways; our thoughts do not ascend to your thoughts. Forgive us when we fall short of your claim upon our lives. Disturb our complacency and quicken our desire for a more fruitful life. Be patient, we pray, as we amend who we are, in the hope of becoming who you intend us to be. We ask this in the name of our Savior, your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.