Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Awesome Prayer/Reflection for Ash Wednesday

from today's Morning Prayer:

Today God our Father brings us to the beginning of Lent. We pray that in this time of salvation he will fill us with the Holy Spirit, purify our hearts, and strengthen us in love. Let us humbly ask him: Lord, give us your Holy Spirit.

May we be filled and satisfied,
-by the word which you give us.

Teach us to be loving not only in great and exceptional moments,
-but above all in the ordinary events of daily life.

May we abstain from what we do not really need,
-and help our brothers and sisters in distress.

May we bear the wounds of your Son in our bodies,
-for through his body he gave us life.

1 comment:

Karen E. said...

I love this, too, Alicia. I always pull out two of these lines:

"May we abstain from what we do not really need,
-and help our brothers and sisters in distress."

and add them to the daily a.m. prayers with my girls. It sure helps us to keep the focus on how our fasting can truly help and affect others!