Prayer for February 14

It is customary, Lord to give something up during the season of Lent.
What would you have me do without? I who have so much.
Chocolate?
Cream cakes?
Cigarettes?
Sweets?
Swearing?
The list is endless and I could give up all those things for the span of 40 days quite easily and almost
painlessly. But what difference would it make other than making me feel ‘holier’ than my friend who
makes no such sacrifice?
What would you have me do without? I who have so much.
Selfishness?
Conceit?
Envy?
Pride?
I fear before I ask, that the answer might be ‘yes’ and the giving up would be all too real, Lord.
It would be difficult, painful, sacrificial, a real cross to carry for 40 days, and more?
Help me surrender my life to you.

Posted in Lent Prayers.