Many bloggers give up blogging for their Lenten penance but it has been my way for a few years now, to continue to blog throughout Lent though beginning each blogging day by posting from the Morning Office. I do hope that some of you, my dear friends, will participate in praying the morning prayer with me, which i shall post here daily, throughout Lent. I pray that you will be very much blessed by doing so.
I generally pray the Morning Office on my return home from the school run at about 9am as i regret that i am not of the keenest disposition to pray on waking, sinner that i am…and it is good for me to have some quiet time and give my day over to God, without resenting the time i spend doing so.
So very often i neglect to begin my day by entrusting to the care of the Lord, all that i am and all that i do. Sometimes the intent is there, more often it is not. But it is myself and consequently my family that suffer when starting each day on such an ill footing. I therefore embrace Lent as an opportunity to draw nearer to God, to acknowledge my failings, to seek his forgiveness in the Sacrament of Confession, to participate in praying the Stations of the Cross both in my parish and at home, to make the effort to attend more weekday Masses and to generally give my spiritual life the kick up the butt that it needs.
Also, for a while now i have neglected to share creatively with you in ways that i know I could have, so i will try to include in my Lenten blogging, my photographs (though they have mostly been seen before) along with reflections and quotes, and if i am feeling especially brave maybe even a poem or two of mine, maybe even a song. In doing so my only hope and motivation is to Glorify the Lord. (so if it ain’t your cup of tea, i apologise, but hopefully God will enjoy it!). Anyway, i’ll leave it here for now, hoping that you will find something in my Lenten postings which will be of some small benefit to you.
Have a much Blessed Lent!