Again & Again Poetry for Lent

Again & Again Poetry for Lent

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[This resource is one of many included in our Again & Again Lent Bundle for Year B]

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This collection of 11 poetic prayers explores our Again & Again, A Lenten Refrain weekly sub-themes in light of the RCL (Year B) scriptures for Lent–Easter. Honest and intimate, these poems offer meditations that we hope become prayers of your own. Adapt them for worship liturgy, use them to open and close programming events, or print them as they are for members in your community to read and return to throughout the Lenten season.
Prayers written by Rev. Sarah Are.

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DOWNLOAD INCLUDES:

  • 12 pg PDF print-ready file of the prayers (for you to print and distribute to members, or copy/paste for worship liturgy).
    PDF includes 12 poetic prayers with the following themes and titles:

    • Invited In | Again & Again, We’re Invited In (Ash Wednesday)

    • Remember When? | Again & Again, God Meets Us (1st Sunday in Lent)

    • Truth That Ricochets | Again & Again, We Are Called To Listen (2nd Sunday in Lent)

    • Flipping Tables | Again & Again, We Are Shown The Way (3rd Sunday in Lent)

    • Bread Crumbs | Again & Again, We Are Shown The Way (3rd Sunday in Lent)

    • Hold | Again & Again, God Loves First (4th Sunday in Lent)

    • Keep Digging | Again & Again, We Are Reformed (5th Sunday in Lent)

    • Peaceful Protest | Again & Again, We Draw On Courage (Palm/Passion Sunday)

    • Until That Day | Again & Again, We Are Held Together (Maundy Thursday)

    • Here | Again & Again, We Find Ourselves Here (Good Friday)

    • Light | Again & Again, The Sun Rises (Easter)

USES:

  • Print the prayers and distribute them to members in your community

  • Adapt the prayers as your Call to Worship or opening prayer for worship

  • Use the prayers in a bible study group or Sunday school

  • Use the poetry as a meditation during the sermon

  • Use the poetry to inspire your own liturgy and sermon writing

  • Print the poetry in your bulletin (perhaps as the bulletin cover)

EXCERPT:

I like to imagine that each year,
God invites me to a party.
God drops me a note that says,
“No gifts, casual dress. Come just as you are.”

I like to imagine that I am brave enough to go.
I like to imagine that I decide that I am worth it.
This was no pity invite,
There is no obligatory postage.
God wants me there.

So I get myself together,
Smudged glasses, sensitive ego, wrinkled shirt, and all.
I ring the doorbell a few minutes late on account of the fact that
I lost my keys twice trying to get out the door,
And I almost turn back to hide in my car,
Afraid that I might embarrass myself over appetizers or small talk.
But then God answers the door,
And God says, “You’re here!”
And I smile, because I am.

—Rev. Sarah Are, excerpt from “Invited”

CREDIT INFO:

When printing and sharing online or in worship, please always include the following credits:
Prayers by Rev. Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org

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