Lent is a time for change. We can be different. We can change our ways. Admittedly, it won't happen overnight. We will not wake up a changed person. It will take work. It will take effort, and most of all it will take God's grace. That is what is exciting about Lent. Lent offers us the opportunity to turn our life around. I think we all have a dissatisfaction with some area in our life. Lent beckons us to do something about it. God's grace is available.
Father, I am off to a good start. I feel the excitement and the possibilities that this Lent will be different. I am going to be better; I am going to change. I feel it. Please don't let me whimper our and go back to my old ways. I want to be a better Christ follower. I want to have your peace in my heart. I want to be a better person. Send your Spirit upon me. I am ready and willing. AMEN
Share with one person your Lenten resolution. Be accountable to him or her.
Source: Taking Lent to Heart: Stories and Reflections for Lent