As we begin today the Lenten Season, we hear the invitation once more to that 40-day journey with the Lord Jesus in the desert. These coming days hold for us many gifts and graces and likely a few surprises. Let us pray to be open to all that God has in store, that we might seek His holy will in all things and belong always and only to Him beginning today. So we pray this prayer from the Doctor of the Church, St. Francis de Sales:
Lord, I am Yours, and I must belong to no one but You.
My soul is Yours, and must live only by You.
My will is Yours, and must love only for You.
I must love You more than myself, since I am all Yours and all in You.