Tuesday, 1 March 2011


With last Sunday being Sexagesima, it is now 9 days until the holy season of Lent. Lent is, obviously, a very special and holy time. It is a time to repent, and ask for forgiveness, for penance. To ask God for his mercy. To pray, and fast. Lent prepares us for the resurrection of Our Lord. This is the prayer that St Ambrose of Milan wrote for lent, and it's quite beautiful.
O Lord, who hast mercy upon all,
take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me
the fire of thy Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore Thee,
a heart to delight in Thee,
to follow and enjoy Thee, for Christ's sake, Amen

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