During the Lenten season we seek to know you better by sharing your experience. We put away objects and habits we cherish. Likewise we adopt habits that challenge us. We groan and we grow. We struggle and we seek.
We (should be) step(ping) out of our comfort zone.
In this time we need our spiritual leaders. Please grant them patience in this time. We are difficult enough to love the rest of the year, how difficult we must be when we step out of our comfort zone.
And not just now, but always, we ask blessings on those who have accepted the call to lead your flock. We thank you for them and their ability to reflect your love to us. Help them recognize our gratitude even when we fail to express it ourselves.