If I am to come to your Lenten banquet, prepare me,

Lord, please, to feast.

Dress me in humility and expectation.

Adorn my heart in ardor and adoration.

Heighten my appetite for the sweetness of life.

Lift my arms to receive your graces and guidance.

Stir my feet to the dancing rhythms of your path.

Turn my eyes toward your will, and my deepest soul to

your very breath.

Slow me down, Lord, that in the fast from hurry and

pressures, I come to rest in the full Sacred Stillness,

and feast with you there.

Hannam is a member of St Philip Benizi Parish in Oregon City.