Lenten Prayer: Week 5, Day 1

“Most of us have heard someone say regretfully of a friendship, “I never heard him say he was sorry.” Even the most earnest friendship or the most ecstatic marriage needs these two words, because even though one may not have caused hurt intentionally, all of us in our humanness sometimes speak an unfortunate word or commit a thoughtless deed; and though no malice was intended, we still need to say, “I’m sorry” – not because we intended to bring hurt, but because the other person has suffered pain. In friendship, regret goes deep and demands expression.” Dr. Ellsworth Kalas, “Longing to Pray”

Prayer prompt: While engaging in your God-human friendship through prayer, practice saying, “I’m sorry”. If you need a little help use Psalm 32 as your guide.

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