Ash Wednesday Prayer

Here’s a prayer for Ash Wednesday from Christine Sine’s Godspace website.

Prayer for Ash Wednesday

God, we are marked with ashes,
symbols of repentant hearts
and contrite spirits.
We want to be transformed,
to be made new,
to learn the freedom
of serving no other master but you.
Let us heed your call,
and walk with Christ
into the wilderness.
Help us to see beneath the surface;
not denial and sacrifice,
not sin and death,
but transformation,
new life in Christ.
Let us seek to be changed,
let us seek to be so transfigured
by your power and glory
that we desire above all else
to be worthy citizens
of your new world of peace and justice.

~ written by Christine Sine, and posted on Godspace.