18C – Ash Wednesday

17C - Transfiguration19C - Lent 1C

PSALM 51:1-12
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.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 1998, 2013.


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.


Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR ASH WEDNESDAY
All go to God when they are sorely placed TIS 240 AHB 182
Dear Shepherd of your people, hear TIS 444 AHB 371
Father all-loving and ruling in majesty TIS 160 AHB 104
Father of mercy, God of consolation TIS 472 SA 33
Father of heaven, whose love profound TIS 131 AHB 60
God be in my head TIS 549 AHB 456
Hail to the Lord’s annointed TIS 275 AHB 203
Lord Jesus, think on me TIS 546 AHB 122
The church’s one foundation TIS 457 AHB 385
Joel 2
Forty days and forty nights TIS 591 AHB 506
May this Lenten discipline TIS 463 AHB 396
Isaiah 58
When he comes back TIS 280 SA 92
Great God, your Spirit, like the wind TIS 416 SA 41
God of freedom, God of justice TIS 657 SA 42
2 Corinthians 6
Lord God, the Spirit blest TIS 404 AHB 317
There’s a spirit in the air TIS 414
Make me a channel of your peace TIS 607 SA 66
Matthew 6
Father in heaven, grant to your children TIS 465 AHB 399
O God of Bethel, by whose hand TIS 564 AHB 49
O day of God, draw near TIS 616 AHB 547
The great love of God TIS 164 AHB 105

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