Prayer for the First Sunday of Lent

O God, first Gardener of the world: in the winter of our fast, nourish us with the Holy Spirit, that come spring the bulbs buried in our hearts might bloom, Easter lilies to herald the glories of the resurrection, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

For music, here is John Crum’s text “Now the Green Blade Riseth” set to the 15th-century French carol “Noël Nouvelet,” sung by the Arnold Singers from the Rugby School:


  1. The best part of my Sabbath. Thank you.

  2. Joseph Stanford says:

    We just spent part of our FHE reading some of these Lent prayers and listening to some of the music. Very edifying. Thank you very much!

  3. Jason K. says:

    I’m glad that you’re enjoying them!

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