It’s the final week of lent. How has been the most relatable thing you’ve reflected on?
Mon – 26th March
A bad habit (insert your own)
How is this bad habit affecting you
I have this bad habit, and it’s
harming me and maybe others too.
Please help me to see the real
reason I’m hanging onto this bad
habit, and help me to let it go.
Tues – 27th March
Have you ever wanted to fix another
person’s problem when you really
needed to let them sort it out for
Sometimes I feel an overwhelming
impulse to rescue people which ends
up robbing them of the chance to
grow and develop new skills and
confidence. Help me to know when
to step forward and when to step
Wed – 28th March
Thinking we must always be
Have you ever rushed to cheer
someone up (including yourself)
without first allowing them to express
It’s hard not to listen when society tells
me I should be happy all the time. Yet
you gave us lots of different emotions
for a reason – joy, sadness, anger,
love, grief, hope and more. When I’m
tempted to push the uncomfortable
emotions away, please grant me the
strength to sit with them. And if
someone needs a listening ear, help
me to be that for them without forcing
them to cheer up. Amen
Thurs – 29th March
Turning away from someone
with an illness or disability
Have you ever avoided talking to
someone with an illness or disability
because you felt uncomfortable?
I like to think of myself as someone
who is kind to people with an illness
or disability. But there are times I’ve
turned away because I didn’t know
what to say. Please help me to stop
concentrating on what a person
lacks, and instead appreciate and
love them for who they are and what
they have to give.
Fri – 30th March
Overthinking about the past
and/or the future
When have you dwelled on
something that happened in the past
or thought constantly about
something that may or may not
happen in the future?
I often find myself drifting off, reliving
an incident that has occurred in the
past or planning for an event in the
future. When I do so, I miss out on
the gifts of the present moment.
Please help me to find some time
today to be still and quiet, for that is
where I’ll find you.
Sat – 31st March
Choosing fear over love
What scares you? Failure? Being
alone? Talking to strangers? The
threat of war? Losing your
We live in a world that reminds me of
scary things every day. When others
are drawn into this fearful way of
thinking, that makes it even harder
for me to see things differently.
Please help me to remember that
love casts out fear, and that when I
invite you into my heart, my fear
melts away. May your peace spread
throughout the world.
Sun – 1st April
Lent is finished