Prayer After Blessing with Ashes
Father in heaven, guide and direct me on my Lenten journey.
Be with me in a special way as I begin this Lenten season.
Give me the blessing of your forgiveness
so that I may recall your death and resurrection
with a pure heart filled with love and
respect for all you have done for me.
A dark cross made of ash.
A sign that we begin again.
A spring clean of our hearts, so we can live.
By doing the right thing for the right reason,
By standing up for those who are afraid,
by feeding those who are hungry,
by sharing with the poor,
by including those who are lonely,
by tending those who are sick,
by caring for the earth,
by spending time in
the quiet of our hearts
to realise God’s love for us.
Blessed with these ashes.
Blessed with your love.
Ready to share it with the world.