Ash Wednesday Prayer 2012

by Christine Sine

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.


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jamesnayler February 16, 2012 - 4:20 am

Dear Sister, have I got something wrong? By my kalendar, Ash Wednesday is the 29th, not next Wednesday, the 22nd, (Feasts of The Chair of St. Peter and St. Joseph of Arimathea) as you state. This Sunday past was Septuagesima – our last Alleluia until Pascha. Or perhaps I have mis-read something?

Christine Sine February 16, 2012 - 7:02 am

You are right there is some confusion here. For the Western church Lent begins February 22nd. For the Eastern orthodox it begins February 29th Check it out here:

m & m February 21, 2012 - 2:09 pm

bring us bread from heaven, jesus christ of Nazareth.

Christine Sine February 21, 2012 - 3:05 pm


marcellonia February 21, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Here again another moment of faithfulness,fasting,abstinance and lot more to seek the face of God.dear leten has commence what and how is your faith going to look like?we adore you oh! Christ and we bless you,because of your holy cross you have redeem the world.

Christine Sine February 21, 2012 - 8:59 pm

Thank you for your prayer

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