Ashes, Ashes, May we all bend down

Sackcloth and ashes

adorn a repentant heart

mourning sin,

personal regrets and remorse for a nation’s apathetic approach

to God.

Bury your pride, my pride

and take up the cause of the cross.

Burn passionately for the cause of others.

Refrain, abstain from indifference and self-indulgence.

Control emotions and impulses.

Surrender your will, my will, to our Lord.

In humility, serve so He might be served and in it, glorified.


What will you do with the time you’ve been given?  How will you grieve and repent?  How will you adapt and change, all for God’s light to be magnified in an ever-darkening world?



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