Lent prayer for today, Ash Wednesday. This year 2023, Ash Wednesday falls on February 22.
Repentance means conversion. For example, we may often think we are not sinners at all or at least not bad people. However, we think that others do terrible things.
But the reality is different. Every minor theft, maliciousness, hurtful word, lie, the thought of adultery, and envious thought makes us sinners.
So bad? Yes. We must never forget who we are dealing with. – with the holy God. He is perfect. And he can’t stand the slightest break in his presence.
Do we have a chance?
Bible Verse for Ash Wednesday
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9
We have to call Jesus into our hearts and our lives. First, he is our Lord and our friend. And more important- He is our Savior. He helps us. He gives us strength. We can (and must) ask Him for guidance.
We should ask for strength and guidance on kneeling before Jesus with sincere regret and desire to become a new person. And with God’s help, we will cross every valley, overcome every addiction, and leave every brokenness behind.
Jesus said He is the way, He is the truth. Therefore, through Him, and only through Him, we can come to God. In other words, with every prayer, go together with Jesus every day, and you reach the Father’s Kingdom.
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Today is Ash Wednesday. Your chance to get on your knees, lower your head. Ash Wednesday
Call Jesus into your life. It could be the best decision you have ever made.
Ash Wednesday Prayer
Lord, I want to get to know you better and better. And learn to please you with my life. Purify me from my sins. Block all evil that comes out of me. Father, please come into the sanctuary of my heart! Please give me complete surrender to you! I am entirely ready for you, do what you want with my soul and me! God, I want to be transformed by you and receive from you.
I want to live in your truth, love what you love, and hate what you hate. Almighty God, I want to let your word into my heart, so everything becomes apparent. Please help me understand your word; let me see all truth. I want to walk the path of righteousness! Lord, I want to commit to your undivided life and run straight, stable, and reliable! I want to live not in fear of the Lord and cooperate so that my holiness in the Lord may be accomplished! And I want to learn to live by faith and as an overcomer! I ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
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