Ash Wednesday Prayer

February 23, 2012 § 1 Comment

Ash Wednesday Prayer based on Psalm 51:

Have mercy on us, O God.  Your love is unfailing.  Our response to your love always fails in comparison with your compassion for us.  Therefore, we are dependent on you to blot out our transgressions against you.  Please wash away all our iniquity and cleanse us from our sin, because we can never escape our sinful nature.  From the time our mothers conceived us, we were sinful human beings.  Make this a Lenten season of true repentance during which we will be able to recognize and name our evil in your sight.  We know you desire truth in our hearts.  Teach us your wisdom so that we will be honest about the brokenness of our own lives.  Create in us a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within us.  When you hide your face from our sins and blot out our iniquity, we will be restored to joy and gladness for your salvation.  Please Lord, lead us into this Lenten season with lives of confession and repentance!

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