Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten journey...
O God, who are moved by acts of humility
and respond with forgiveness to works of penance,
lend your merciful ear to our prayers
and in you kindness pour out the grace of your blessing
on your servants who are marked with these ashes,
that, as they follow the Lenten observances,
they may be worth to come with minds made pure
to celebrate the Paschal Mystery of your Son.
Through Christ our Lord.