It has been a long Epiphany season, but Lent is, finally, right around the corner. I asked my mom—also a pastor—if I could have some of her ashes this year and she just dropped off this tub of burnt palm leaves. So even if I live to be 100 and never retire, I am set for ashes for the rest of my life. (My husband suggested I could do full body ashing this year . . . )
But of course, there is more to preparing for Lent than having sufficient ashes for next Wednesday. Here are a few previously posted resources that you might find helpful.
- Ash Wednesday order of worship
- Ash Wednesday: just for fun
- An offertory prayer and benediction
- A call to worship and offertory prayer
- And remember that you can look in the index for posts organized by scripture and by season.
Also, I am excited to tell you about the Lenten daily prayers I will be posting each week. The prayers will contain links to relevant songs and a brief daily prayer liturgy with different scriptures and reflections for each day of the week. The scriptures are drawn from the Lectionary reading for the upcoming Sunday and the reflections will be a mix of my own writings and things I have found out and about on the internet.
These daily prayers are designed to be used by individuals or a groups. Those who wish to participate in an online prayer group on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:00 (Central Time) can join us via the Zoom link on the SpaciousPrayer page.
Blessings to you as you prepare your hearts–and ashes–for the holy season of Lent.