We participate in Lent through giving up and taking up; giving up what can distract us to create space to hear and respond to God, taking up practices that around us, realign us and increase our attention to God.
You alone bring order to the unruly wills and affections of sinners: may we love what You command, and desire what You promise, so that, among the swift and varied changes of this world, our hearts may be fixed where true joy is to be found.
Drive far from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep Your ways: grant that having cheerfully done Your will this day, we may, when night comes, rejoice and give You thanks; through the One Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen.
You made this day for the works of the light, and this night for the refreshment of our minds and bodies: keep us now in Christ; grant us a peaceful evening, and a night free from sin, and bring us at last to eternal life; through the One Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and for ever. Amen.