Jesus, beloved friend,
you call us to a season of growth and repentance.
You have high hopes for us;
may we not disappoint you.
May we see your face ahead of us,
beaming at the end of our Lenten journey.
Give us the strength and energy to run
towards you during this season.
Give us the integrity and generosity in each new challenge.
We ask this of you who lives and reigns
with God the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.