Holy mystery, who breathed and spoke and danced the universe into being, remind us today of our connection to the earth. As we roll ashes between our fingers and smear them across our foreheads and hands, remind us that we are of the dust and to this dust we shall return. As our lenten journey begins once more, help us find space to reflect on the brevity of our lives, to seek repentance for our individual and communal failures, and to find ways to honor your presence in the living beings with whom we share this world. We await the coming of the fullness of your kin-dom and while we wait we work, we reflect, and we hope. In the name of the creator, redeemer, and sustainer, we pray. Amen.
We invite you to spend time in quiet meditation on this image.
“Be Thou My Vision” performed by Audrey Assad http://bit.ly/BTMVassad