LENTEN PRAYER SERVICE “O God, bless during this season of spiritual renewal. Fill our minds and heats with love, that we may be a sign of Jesus to all those living in our midst.”
ASHESWe rise again from ashes, Then rise again from ashes,from the good we’ve failed to do. let healing come to pain,We rise again from ashes, though spring has turned to winter,to create ourselves anew. and sunshine turned to rain.If all our world is ashes, The rain we’ll use for growing,then must our lives be true, and create the world anewan offering of ashes, an offering to from an offering of ashes, anyou. offering to you.We offer you our failures, Thanks be to the Father,we offer you attempts, who made us like himself.the gifts not fully given, Thanks be to his Son,the dreams not fully dreamt. who saved us by his death.Give our stumblings direction, Thanks be to the Spiritgive our visions wider view, who creates the world anewan offering of ashes, an offering to from an offering of ashes, anyou. offering to you.
“ASHES” “From the good we’ve failed to do” “Create ourselves anew” “We offer you our failures, we offer you attempts” “The gifts not fully given, the dreams not fully dreamt”
HOW CAN WE LIVE THESE WORDS? THINK OFEXAMPLES YOU CAN OFFER UP FOR LENT. Good we’ve failed to do Times we have not done what was rights Times we knew we were sinning and did it anyways Ways to make ourselves anew Pledgesto do better How can we live better in God’s light Failures Times we have not succeeded Dreams What do we want in the future What do we want to be when we grow up