They say to ask God to bring to your heart the moment for which you are the most grateful. Then they suggest you breathe in gratitude and thank God. Then you are to ask God to bring to your heart the moment for which you were the least grateful. Ask yourself what happened in that moment that was so difficult. Be with the answer without trying to fix it or change it. Breathe out fear.
What about you? Do you have a practice that helps you deal with stress, that enables you to feel centered? In the workshop, folks shared that they walk and pray or listen to music or read the Bible every morning or reflect on a daily devotion. What are some tools you use to renew your spirit and keep it healthy? Do you have a regular practice of prayer or study?
This message is an excerpt from “How Do You Renew Your Spirit During Lent?” a Women of the ELCA blog by Kate Elliott.