A Prayer for the Sunday next before Lent

Added about 10 months ago by Graham Turner

A prayer by #BookOfTheMonth author Graham Turner for the Sunday next before Lent.

It is good and frightening for us to be with you, Lord.
You both comfort and terrify us.
The mighty light that burst brightly at the birth of creation 
    shines into our inmost beings.
We are not sure how much of you we can handle.
But you will come and you will not remain silent.
So let us inherit, like those of old, 
    a double portion of your Spirit.
Then, we will not let you go 
    and we also will not remain silent.
Amen.


For over thirty years, Graham Turner has served in a variety of parishes, mostly in urban neighbourhoods. Through community enterprises and businesses he has worked tirelessly to help overcome social injustice while also exploring a range of Christian traditions to help deepen his own faith as well as that of others. After an initial engineering apprenticeship and obtaining an electronics degree, he studied theology to enter the Anglican ministry. He is now a full-time chaplain at a public-sector prison in the North West of England.

Graham’s book Alternative Collects: Prayers to a Disruptive & Compassionate God is our February #BookOfTheMonth—order your copy today.


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