The 40 Days of Lent
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching.
~~~2 Timothy 4:1-2
Lord, Prepare us for the day that I will be judged by my deeds. Give me the grace necessary to live as my belief requires. I ask forgiveness in the many ways that I have failed to live up to that which I profess. It is in your love and grace that I implore you this day