Prayers in the Wilderness Day 1

A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Gracious God
Merciful God,
As we enter the wilderness,
Let what we take on or put away
     Draw us closer to you.
When our spirits grow weak,
     remind us of your gentle mercy;
When we grow weary,
     remind us that joy and gladness await;
When we feel alone,
     remind us of your people who gather with us;
When we stumble,
     remind us that you are slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
Gracious and merciful God,
As we enter the wilderness,
     remind us that You are in the wilderness.

One thought on “Prayers in the Wilderness Day 1”

  1. Amen and amen….
    I love the community with whom I am entering the wilderness…
    and I place my hope in the One who meets us there.

    Ashes and hope-


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