And he believed the Lord.
Every Lenten observance must be fueled by faith. Why else would we even undertake it? Faith is not easy. That streak of doubt in each of us is wide and there is little in our secular world to feed our faith. But, if we remember that faith, in biblical Hebrew, is a verb, an action word, then we must summon the spiritual energy to use it.
In our prayer today we ask for the courage to trust both the Lord and His grace that is waiting to fill our timid hearts.