Our Lord, in our gathering we acknowledge that your name is blessed above all others.  

We recall your grace and mercy- that you are slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  We come to confess that our sin is always before us.  We have done evil in your sight.  We ask that you create within us clean hearts, that you renew a steadfast spirit within us.  And we live out our days with joy and hope, though we are only perishable, mortal.  Joy and hope wash over us again and again, for in Christ the perishable will put on the imperishable,

                the mortal will put on immortality.

And when we confess our sin you are faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us

                from all unrighteousness.  

We pray this in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen. 


The Opening Prayer offered by Rev. Charles Glidewell, Pastor, First Baptist Church, New London, at the ecumenical Ash Wednesday service, March 6, 2019.

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