Ash Wednesday is February 17 and as we approach the season of Lent, we offer the below prayer.
O God of Every New Day,
You offer us the gift of Lent …
You teach us that this time is not about guilt.
You teach us that this Lent is about awareness.
This year, in a very singular way
you have gifted us with a great pause…
that we may notice what and who is all around us,
reflect and assess our present course,
discern what it is you call of us to,
right here, and right now.
Make us aware…
Aware of the voices we have been ignoring
Aware of the choices we have made
that have damaged or hurt your cause
Aware of your presence in those
we would sometimes choose to avoid.
Teach us to learn from our past,
to listen to your future,
to sing glad songs of love and hope,
knowing you are with us
throughout this sacred season. Amen.
February 2nd, 2021