Ash Wednesday Service of Reflection

A simple service of prayer and reflection to mark the beginning of Lent.
You may choose to join in the prayer of confession below.

Make our hearts clean, O God;
All     and renew a right spirit within us.

All     Father eternal, giver of light and grace,
we have sinned against you and against our neighbour,
in what we have thought,
in what we have said and done,
through ignorance, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault.
We have wounded your love,
and marred your image in us.
We are sorry and ashamed,
and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
who died for us,
forgive us all that is past;
and lead us out from darkness
to walk as children of light. Amen.