A prayer for the Tuesday that follows the third Sunday in Lent:
Heavenly Father, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you: Look with compassion upon the heartfelt desires of your servants, and purify our disordered affections, that we may behold your eternal glory in the face of Christ Jesus; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
This is good news! God has made us for himself, to live with him forever. That is why our hearts are restless until they rest in God (the phrase comes from St. Augustine, who wrote around 400 A.D.). The way to God is both easy and hard. God draws us and wants us by to live with him, but we must be willing to let him purify our disordered affections, our pride and misplaced priorities. We must become humble and obedient, but humility and obedience are appropriate when confronting the creator and sustainer of the universe.
Remember to Spring Forward by one hour this Saturday night! Otherwise you will be late for our 10:00 am to Noon liturgy.