Opening Prayer for Lent

Creator God, during this Holy Week, you invite us into a time of conversion and reflection upon our relationship to others. Our caring for others is a great joy, but also a grave responsibility and there are times when we feel that we shall stumble under its weight. As we begin the discussions of today, we ask you to draw near and be with us. In our conversations with one another may we come to a richer understanding of the common good of all creation that you have asked us to guard. Deepen our appreciation for both human dignity and human limits. Guide us to see implications of our ideas for the real, living persons that our health systems serve.

We invite you into this gathering and ask that everything we do here be for the glory of your name through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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