Cultivating & Letting Go Poetry Prayers

Cultivating & Letting Go Poetry Prayers

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[This resource is also included in our Cultivating & Letting Go Lent Bundle]

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This collection of 9 poetic prayers explores themes of cultivating and letting go for each week of Lent. Honest and intimate, these poems offer Lenten meditations throughout the season. We hope you might adapt them for worship liturgy, or print them as they are for members in your community to read and return to throughout Lent.

Prayers written by Sarah Are.

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Thumb to forehead. Remind me again.
That this precious life begins and ends.
And like the trees in autumn, may I learn to let go,
Making room in my heart for a new kind of growth.

—Excerpt from "Ash Wednesday”

So let go of your fear.
Let go of perfection.
Let go of busyness as a sign of your self worth,
And the notion that creativity is a luxury.
Be wild and free.
Plant roots like a redwood,
And a spine like a sunflower;
For the days are short, and you are beautiful.

—Excerpt from "Letting Go | First Week of Lent"

Tell me again.
Tell me again because I will forget.
Tell me again because change has never come easy.
Tell me again, because on Monday I’ll wave palms
And by Friday I’ll be at the foot of a cross.
So if you can, tell me again
Of the love that changed the world,
And my invitation to do the same.
—Excerpt from "Cultivate | Holy Week"

Download includes:

  • PDF print-ready file of the prayers (for you to print and distribute to members, or copy/paste for worship liturgy).

  • Includes the following prayers:

    • Ash Wednesday

    • 3 prayers on letting go

    • 3 prayers on cultivating

    • Good Friday

    • Easter Sunday

Uses:

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

  • Adapt the prayers as your Call to Worship for each Sunday throughout Lent

  • Use the prayers in a bible study group or Sunday school to deepen your reflection on cultivating & letting go

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

Credit Info:

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

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