Baselia Schlink’s book, You Will Never Be the Same, is continuing to inspire our Lenten journey. This week we take a cue from her chapter on “Disobedience.” After reading through the chapter at dinner today, we’ll continue to meditate on her words at each meal by praying the following prayer:
Lent 5 (Week of March 29)
You Will Never Be the Same p 71 “Disobedience”
“Father, let us realize that camouflaged disobedience is still disobedience. We know that if we change the standard of Your commandments to adjust to the conditions of the times, we will have to bear serious consequences. It is hard to see how our heart deceives us into thinking our intentions are pure when in reality we are just satisfying our own ego. Place in us the light of Your truth. Let us see the true motives for our actions and repent when You unmask them and show us that our decisions and actions stemmed from disobedience. Looking into Your eyes, Lord, we see only pure love. Your will is goodness. If we choose Your will and act according to Your commandment, we will be bound to You. But if, in disobedience, we do our own will, we will be bound to Satan. We want to obediently say, ‘Yes,’ to Your will, even when it comes to us through other people.
“Bless O Lord, this food to our use, and us to Your loving service; and make us ever mindful of the needs of others. Lord, in Your mercy…Hear our Prayer”