Today is the beginning of Lent, a period of 40 days of penance and fasting before Easter. We receive ashes on our forehead today as a symbol of our repentance, and we hear the words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
Prayer of the Day
Almighty and ever-living God, you hate nothing you have made, and you forgive the sins of all who are penitent. Create in us new and honest hearts, so that, truly repenting of our sins, we may receive from you, the God of all mercy, full pardon and forgiveness through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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