Prayer for Ash Wednesday   3 comments

Ash Wednesday

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Prayer Source = Jonathan Montaldo, compiler, Lent and Easter Wisdom from Thomas Merton:  Daily Scripture and Prayers Together with Thomas Merton’s Own Words (Liguori, MO:  Liguori, 2007), page 3

Prayer by Jonathan Montaldo


With faith in your resurrection,

with hope in your power that undoes every death,

I lift up my heart with love for you.

Send forth your Holy Spirit who makes me more deeply your disciple.

Crossing the threshold of this holy season,

I renew my gratitude for the gift of being alive.

On this Holy Wednesday, my forehead smeared with ashes,

I accept my own death as holy:  you have sanctified it.

I offer my life and my death in thanksgiving to you,

Jesus, the Christ, my Savior and my God.

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