A prayer for the beginning of Lent


A prayer for the beginning of Lent:

“Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a right spirit within me.” (Ps. 51)

Ponder the line above and with the help of the words below apply it to your Ash Wednesday and Lenten meditations--

Life is a perpetual Lent and Easter. It has to be perpetual because we are always falling into new forms of self-centeredness. (Reinhold Niebuhr)

You may wish to use the line from Ps. 51 for a prayer throughout Lent…