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Contemplative Writing Prompts for Lent: Goodbye

Today, with our contemplative writing prompts for Lent, we say goodbye. Goodbye to the old way of looking at the world. So long to believing in violent retribution. And, most immediately, goodbye to each other.

Well, I’ll still be here, but no more contemplative writing prompts for Lent. Because we won’t be with each other tomorrow for Easter, let’s use this prompt to look ahead.

The prompt is so obvious: what in your life has resurrected? Think of that which you thought was dead and gone. Past. Never coming back. Something you mourned, grieved that it was out of your life…then it came back around. Re-appeared. Offered itself again. Gave you a second chance. Write deeply into the joy of that reunion.

Daily life overwhelms us, leaves us with our heads down. But if we practice letting go of that clamping demand. If we raise our chins and open our eyes, we see God. God’s love for us, God’s desire for all that is good for us, for ours, for all. That is the joy of a contemplative writing practice: it makes it so much easier to be in the loving presence of God.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Lent’s offering. Even if you didn’t do one writing prompt. Or did a few then gave out. Perhaps they have seeded a different way of detaching from the world and our set view of it. Maybe, in the future, when you get to a low point or a confused moment or a drab grayness, you will think of a prompt. A warm breeze will part the clouds. The sun will shine. God will be in your world again.

Happy pre-Easter!

Gold foil mini-statue with key to assist your contemplative writing prompts for Lent: Goodbye
An image from past Lents to accompany your contemplative writing prompts for Lent: Goodbye

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