Ash Wednesday

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Genesis 3:19  By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”

Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Lord, on this special day, Ash Wednesday, may we abstain from what we do not really need.

Help us to resist temptation through our Lenten works of charity and penance.

Let us clear the clutter in our lives so we can focus on our relationship with God.

Teach us to be loving in the ordinary events of daily life.

Humble us to think less of ourselves and more of others.

Remind us to help our brothers and sisters.

Let us pray that during this Lenten season we will become more aware of how much we need God’s healing.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.

Ezekiel 9:4  The LORD told him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of everyone who sighs and moans over all of the loathsome things that are happening in it.”