Lenten Litany: Prayer for Greater Trust in God’s Goodness
Editor’s Note: As we journey through the sacred season of Lent, our Overseas Lay Missioners and DC Service Corps volunteers will be compiling a Lenten Litany, each writing a one-line prayer close to their hearts. Today, DC Service Corps volunteer Victoria Wangler shares a prayer for greater trust in God’s goodness.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
When the darkness moves inswallowing mein its mouth of fog, damp dread
pressing its unwelcome face
against my shaking heart.
When the night is long and starless
and I am lost
under the blank sky,
tracing patterns on my palms
and whispering old words into the wind.
When I fall back into disbelief
somehow believing that I am
Come to me, my God.
Wipe clean every trace of doubt
and fill my mouth with gladness.
May I forever
sing Your name like sunlight.
May I kneel down and be raised
into Your embrace
that is unfailing.
Until I come home, let me see
that You are everything I need.
By Victoria Wangler