LENT 2022

You can cut all the flowers

but you cannot keep Spring from coming.

(Pablo Neruda)

Lord, hear my prayer,

listen to my cry for mercy;

in your faithfulness and righteousness

come to my relief.

(Psalm 143:1)

For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice;

the upright will see his face.

(Psalm 11:7)

From the place where we are right

flowers will never grow

in the spring.

The place where we are right

is hard and trampled

like a yard.

But doubts and loves

dig up the world

like a mole, a plow;

and a whisper will be heard

in the place

where the ruined

house once stood.

(Yehuda Amichai)

The Lord’s justice will dwell in the desert,

his righteousness live in the fertile field.

The fruit of that righteousness will be peace;

its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

My people will live in peaceful dwelling places,

in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.

(Isaiah 32:16-18)

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by

the endurance of those whom they oppress.

(Frederick Douglass)

The Lord works righteousness and justice

for all the oppressed.

(Psalm 103:6)

Stand up for what you believe in

even if you are standing alone.

(Sophie Magdalena Scholl)


Praying for world peace, and for the relief of suffering caused by wars happening all over the world today: Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Mali, Somalia, Libya, Myanmar, Tigray, and other areas experiencing violent conflict. Welcome all refugees equally.


Photography ©️ Saskia Kidd @oraetdecora

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