If our Lenten journey has had a slow start or if we’re just ready for an increase of determination, here’s another prayer from Joyce Rupp to keep us going.

Open our hearts to you, Source of All Souls, you whose love dwells within and among us. Open us to believe how fully we are welcomed by you each moment of our lives. Open us to carry our union with you to those who are part of our daily encounters. Open us when we are weary, when we resist, when we forget, when we doubt, when we are anxious. Open our hearts to full confidence, to the trust that we have more than enough love to give away. Open, open, open us to the journey of love that is ours. (Prayer Seeds, p.94)