I Will Turn
(a daily prayer for Lent)
Lord, I will turn,
Turn my face towards you.
I will lay before you the desert areas I hide
And turn to soak in your refreshing words of life.
I will cast aside the barren, selfish pursuits
And turn to rest in the tranquil warmth of your
I will draw back from the harsh pull of media
And turn to bathe in the gentle power of your
Lord, today I turn my face towards you.
I will turn
To soak in your words of life,
To rest in the warmth of your love,
And to bathe in the power of your Spirit.
(a Lenten prayer poem by Julie Palmer 2018)