As Lent begins, LCMS President Rev. Matthew C. Harrison invites the church to join him in praying “The Litany,” profound words long prayed by Christians in times of need.
“Lent is a time for serious repentance, a time to get on our knees,” Harrison says in a new video in which he explains how he uses a kneeler in his office and begins each morning at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis in prayer.
“This is a time of need, both for our Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and for Christianity around the world,” he says.
Lent is a season of preparation for Holy Week and Easter. During Lent, the church’s worship assumes a more penitential character, as the faithful meditate on the suffering that Christ endured on their behalf and reflect upon their own Baptism and what it means to live as a child of God.
Posted March 9, 2011