God of mercy,
God of mercy, You have given us this special time to reflect on our lives, embrace the Good News and draw closer to You.
During this season of Lent, help us use this time to fast and pray, be more generous and show others how to live in Christ.
Let us see each day of this season as a new opportunity to renew our lives and gain a deeper appreciation of Your active presence in our hearts and our community of faith.
Give us the grace to see Your face in others, especially the poor and those who suffer.
And through your Spirit, enkindle in us the fire of Your love so that we may be better stewards of Your redeeming work throughout the world.
We ask this through Jesus, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.