Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting
this campaign of Christian service,
so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils,
we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.
(collect – Ash Wednesday)
Helpful Lenten posts:
Father Zuhlsdorf breaks down this powerful prayer/collect for us here.
Fasting and Abstinence – Some gentle reminders and scripture passages for the season.
Join the conversation – what is your Lenten practice?