Ash Wednesday Prayer 2012

Ash Wednesday cross

Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. There is still time to sign up to contribute to the series Easter is Coming: What Do We Hunger and Thirst For?  or if you may like to sign up to follow this blog and receive notification each time a new Lenten reflection is added. This series will provide daily meditations throughout Lent with additional prayers and liturgies being added for Sunday worship.

This morning’s prayer is written for Ash Wednesday. You may also like to check out previous prayers for 2011 and 2010.

Another prayer for Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Prayer 2011

Ash Wednesday Prayer 2010


Jesus come and save us,

We are but dust, 

We are like ashes,

but you can touch our unclean souls.

Jesus come and forgive us,

Our hearts are heavy,

Our burdens are great,

Cleanse us with the water of life.

Jesus come and heal us,

Restore our sight,

Teach us truth,

Speak to us words that bring us wholeness.

Jesus touch us with your heart of love,

Cleanse us with the water of life,

Restore our sight that we may see, 

Teach us truth that we may lead Godly lives.