Two Ash Wednesday Prayers

Two Ash Wednesday prayers from Creighton University’s Praying Lent site:

Let us pray
for the grace to keep Lent faithfully.

Lord,
protect us in the struggle against evil.
As we begin the discipline of Lent,
make this season holy by our self-denial.
Grant this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

***

Let us pray
in quiet remembrance of our need for redemption.

Father in heaven,
the light of your truth bestows sight
to the darkness of sinful eyes.
May this season of repentance
bring us the blessing of your forgiveness
and the gift of your light.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Source: Praying Lent (first four days)

(There is also an Ash Wednesday meditation on the same page)

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