Lent Reflection

9th March 2022

Frankincense comes from a genus of tree called Boswellia. It is their fragrant resin that forms the grains of frankincense that are used in churches. it has long been associated with prayer and holiness. These trees grow in the tropical regions of Africa and Asia. The resin also has pharmaceutical uses.

Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is a daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. Mahatma Gandhi

Author: Judith Russenberger

Environmentalist and theologian, with husband and three grown up children plus one cat, living in London SW14. I enjoy running and drinking coffee - ideally with a friend or a book.

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