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A Prayer for Ash Wednesday


Merciful God, you called us forth from the dust of the earth; you claimed us for Christ in the waters of baptism.

Look upon us as we enter these Forty Days bearing the mark of ashes, and bless the journey through the desert of Lent to the font of rebirth.

As we remember our mortality and seek penitence today, we know you to be a God who is rich in forgiveness and abounding in steadfast love, love that culminates in eternal life with you.

Guide our steps this Lent, so that we might find greater fulfilment in your promises and better serve others with a heart that’s reflective of you. Amen.

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