2015 Lent Reflection – Tuesday 10 March

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Daniel 3: 25,34 – 43

In the heart of the fire…

Azariah stood in the heart of the fire and began to pray… He offered a heartfelt prayer from the depths of his heart to a God who he knew could save him.

Is it not true that some of our most sincere prayers are offered when we are facing difficult periods in our life? Is it not also true that during the most difficult periods in our life we find ourselves very disciplined in our prayer – praying often for our well-being and for deliverance from that which is threatening to destroy us. Isn’t it a pity that we wait for the fires of life to threaten before we enter into a meaningful and life-giving relationship with God? And then sadly, once the smoke has disappeared we resort to our old ways!

During this season of Lent, let us commit ourselves to a regular and meaningful prayer life. Let us not wait for the fires to threaten, but already in the ordinary events of life let us turn to God our refuge and our strength – praying for the grace to remain constant and faithful in our prayer.

Practical Suggestion:

Today, pray the Our Father… sincerely asking forgiveness for our own sins and the grace to forgive those who have sinned against us.

Prayer: Psalm 24

Lord, make me know your ways. Lord, teach me your paths. Make me walk in your truth, and teach me; for you are God my Saviour. Amen