Consider this Nigerian prayer:

God in Heaven, you have helped my life to grow like a tree. Now something has happened. Satan, like a bird, has carried in one twig of his own choosing after another. Before I knew it he had built a dwelling place and was living in it. Today, my Father, I am throwing out both the bird and the nest.

Submitted by Steve Sherwood

For further reflection, today we’re reading John 8 in our community lenten reader.