On this Ash Wednesday, I draw your attention to an article, “Line Dancing” from Ministry and Liturgy magazine from Lent 2010. Also two years ago we produced a version of the Stations of the Cross called, “The Faces of Friday” which is a video series of the fourteen stations. This version of the stations can be used for individual prayer or in a group setting.
Let us pray:
God of the journey, today we process together to be marked with salvation’s sign. We stream to this sacred smudge as we are, dirty or forlorn, ill or imprisoned, dutiful or apologetic. Reach out in a gesture of love and comfort us along the way because what we all have in common is a desire to find our home in you. Bless us and forgive our past mistakes and the sins that haunt us in the night. Give us a new vision of ourselves as believers and as a people who long to be connected by baptismal waters. Release us from shame, from negative self-talk, from our desires to hurt our neighbors and from the confines and patterns of blame. You are love and welcome us next in line with ashes on our foreheads so we may renew our hearts to follow you all our days. Amen
If you are in the area today, I will be presiding at the Eucharist at 12:05pm today.