Source of life,
whose mercy is all-embracing
and which flows from your steadfast love,
you forgive my acts of neglectful or wilful hurt
and wash away the guilt of my fickleness.
I am aware of my inconsistent ways,
ever reminded of their effects.
Holy mystery we call God,
renew my inmost being,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not banish me from your presence,
and do not take your holy spirit from me.
Create for me a clean heart, O God,
and re-create a generous spirit within me.
A CREATIVE MOMENT
Click here for some ideas for worship in Advent and Christmas gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print) originally published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.
|HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR ASH WEDNESDAY|
|All go to God when they are sorely placed||TIS 240|
|Dear Shepherd of your people, hear||TIS 444|
|Father all-loving and ruling in majesty||TIS 160|
|Father of mercy, God of consolation||TIS 472|
|Father of heaven, whose love profound||TIS 131|
|God be in my head||TIS 549|
|Hail to the Lord’s annointed||TIS 275|
|Lord Jesus, think on me||TIS 546|
|The church’s one foundation||TIS 457|
|Forty days and forty nights||TIS 591|
|May this Lenten discipline||TIS 463|
|When he comes back||TIS 280|
|Great God, your Spirit, like the wind||TIS 416|
|God of freedom, God of justice||TIS 657|
|2 Corinthians 6
|Lord God, the Spirit blest||TIS 404|
|There’s a spirit in the air||TIS 414|
|Make me a channel of your peace||TIS 607|
|Father in heaven, grant to your children||TIS 465|
|O God of Bethel, by whose hand||TIS 564|
|O day of God, draw near||TIS 616|
|The great love of God||TIS 164|