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Lenten Pillar: Almsgiving


Lent is a time to give generously to those in need. May this prayer unite you to Jesus’ spirit of sacrificial giving.


Merciful God,
It is tempting to give
only what feels comfortable,

but that is not
what you have done for me.

So in the spirit
of your generosity,

I desire too to give sacrificially.
Burden my heart
for the needs of others

so that it might be my joy
to meet them.

Thank you for giving me
more than I need;

may my heart always be open
to give it back to you.


Pray about where to direct your Lenten almsgiving and how much to give. If possible, give it in person. Ask for the grace to give more than feels comfortable.

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