A Prayer for the Journey Lent Day 4

O God, you know how fragile is our

human nature,

wounded as it is by sin.

Help your people to enter upon the lenten journey

strengthened by the power of your word,

so that we may be victorious over the seductions of the Evil One

and reach the paschal feast in the joy

of the Holy Spiirit

-Italian sacramentary

The metaphor of journey is a good one for Lent.  We have a starting point and an ending point.  Along the way we will face the events of life and visit places of the soul.  Some of this places will be dark and make us feel uneasy.  Other places along the journey will lead us to celebrate and rejoice.  The key for us is to remember we are not making this journey alone.  Jesus is the master guide, the compassionate teacher, and our Savior against the world.  He has made us a promise we must never forget.

Matthew 28:20  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”