Lenten Prayer

9 Mar

These forty words I lay down

for forty days.


Flawed, imperfect, unworthy,

Not good enough,

distracted, unfocused, flighty

not living up to potential.

Temperamental, grumpy, demanding

less than they deserve

Lazy, unhealthy, fat

Stuck that way.

Exhausted, tired, behind

not running fast enough.

Too busy for laughter or grace.


I set them down, knowing they all ring both true and false.

That your sacrifice is enough to cover them.


And perhaps in 40 days I will forget

to pick them up again.








9 Responses to “Lenten Prayer”

  1. Michelle Poteet March 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    Dawn – I love the simplicity, yet the importance of this post. Thank you!

    • lettergirl March 10, 2011 at 10:40 am #

      You are so welcome, my lovely friend.

  2. Karen March 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    Amen, sister. A beautiful prayer.

    • lettergirl March 10, 2011 at 10:41 am #

      Thank you, Karen — I love your posts this spring. So beautiful!

  3. katmom09 March 9, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    LOVE IT.

  4. Bridget March 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    Beautiful (as always)

  5. Monica March 9, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    oh how i needed to read this tonight. thank you.

  6. Stephanie March 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    Yes Lord, we lay it down.


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