A Poem for Lent

Lent, a time to pause, and pray, and dwell in desert place;

Stripped of all that burdens me, to open up a space

Where my God may meet me and reveal what’s in His heart.

Show where I must be surrendered, whole and in each part.

What within the secret place, will my good Father find?

Is my will and my desire still with His heart aligned?

Do I treat His kingdom as a holy, precious pearl?

What am I prepared to do, to share it with the world?

Father, let me now receive a gift from up above.

Help me share with those who don’t yet know you - grace and love.


Bruce Gulland, February 2023

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