Ash Wednesday, 2020
The Last Sunday after Epiphany
Whoever keeps the word of Christ grows in the perfect love of God. 1 John 2. 5.
Almighty God, your Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving love, Renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Jesus Name of wondrous love! Name all other names above! Unto which must every knee bow in deep humility. Jesus Name of priceless worth to the fallen sons of earth, For the promise that he gave, Jesus shall his people save. (Bishop Walsham How)
February 26th – Ash Wednesday – The First Day of Lent
Almighty and everliving God, you despise nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent. Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our brokenness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Almighty God, from the dust of the earth you have created us. May this Ash Wednesday be for us a sign of our repentance and a reminder that only by your gracious gift are we given eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who gives us life and life eternal Amen.
Accomplish in us, O God, the work of your salvation. That we may show forth your glory in all the world. Amen.
By the Holy Spirit sent, Jesus to the desert went, that he might his children show how sins’s power to overthrow. Since our loving Saviour thus, kept a sacred Lent for us, we through Him, can conquer sin, and a Royal Victory win. (Gertrude Hollis)
What doth the Lord require of you ? But to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Amen.
nnDnn Archdeacon Ron Matthewman, Vicar General Emeritus
OSMTH – SMOTJ