Thank you for this new day, and another opportunity to give the traditions of Lent genuine meaning in my life.
Help me to be a good steward of this day; to use it wisely to reflect on my words and deeds, review my habits, and correct my faults.
Inspire me to live as Jesus did, to embrace his cross, and live the great Paschal mystery in a way that gives hope to others.
Be merciful to me this day. Forgive me my failings and weaknesses. Cultivate in me a humble and repentant heart.
Prepare me for the renewal of my baptismal vows, today and throughout the season of Lent; so that at Easter I may truly rejoice in Christ Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever.
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