Lenten Letters: Clouded Vision

Continuing forward our focus for this season has to do with the premise of giving something up for Lent. If you’re just joining us for this step along our shared path you can learn more in our post “Illuminating Lent”.

For those who have been with us over the past week, you already know I’m holding myself to higher standards and am trying to release different things, to give up behaviors or attitudes that are dragging me down and attempting to work on a  different one every day. 

On this edition of “Becoming Today”, I am looking to let go of my clouded vision.

Dear Lord,

Today I need your help. I know I need it everyday, but today I am trying to focus on a very specific issue.  Help me to see more clearly. Assist me to regain my vision.

It has become cloudy lately. I know many times I may not need  to see a reason, because you have that situation handled, but at this moment I’m having trouble seeing much of anything at all.

My vision has truly become clouded.

At times I am feeling directionless, unable to focus, not recognizing where I am or even who I am. 

I don’t know why at this time I’m facing this so knowing that you have the answer I’m asking for you to nudge me in the direction of what I must let go of to be able to see clearly again.

Is it something that I’m holding onto? Something I’ve closed my eyes to? Or are you intentionally using it to hold me in place? 

Speak to me Lord. Guide me, so that we may realign in accord and continue forward with an inspired clarity. Simply say the word Lord and I will give up knowing I will be healed.

Thank you in advance for your assistance,


As  I mentioned going into this series of exercises, I’m making it up as I go along. It’s not something I previously have attempted and I still remain uncertain each day how these letters will be formatted. Today is definitely one of those days.

I took time to pray and meditate, which in all truth also turned into a  short nap. A necessary respite as I woke up with some insights on today’s request.

Here’s what I heard that is pointing me in the direction of unclouding my vision:

“Live expectantly without your own expectations of what results should look like.

Live patiently without ties to your definition of time.

Live trusting without doubt, fear or worry.

Live unconditionally faithful.”

I asked and I received some much needed insights. In sharing them I hope your vision may be improved as well.

It has indeed wound up being a bright, bright sun-shiny day. I hope for you as well. I truly believe that those who need the words find them at the right moment and if these have fulfilled a need or answered a question for you. Please share.

It is my intention to continue to allow the Spirit to guide me into identifying the area of need, and then seeking resolution and support for them. In releasing the ties that bind, I know that growth and healing will follow. My goal is that will refresh my perspective and lead me to my own series of resurrections along our shared path.

I encourage you to consider doing your own exercise. Whether in a journal, a document, video diary or scribbled on the back of  a receipt just select whatever format you feel most comfortable with.  

Plus just because I’ll be doing them daily, you don’t need to, just set your own standards and goals as for the frequency.

You could also opt  to share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section. Which if you’re on the website follows below. Or if you’re a daily subscriber, you can click on the headline at the beginning of the conversation and be taken.

Also if you’d like to raise questions or share in a less public manner, you can always send a message through our Contact page. 

Think about it. Pray about it. Meditate on it. Consider it and then decide to join us tomorrow on our next edition of “Becoming Today”. 


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