I invite you, therefore, in the name of Christ, to observe a Holy Lent, by self-examination and penitence, by prayer and fasting, by practicing works of love. He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. Ash Wednesday confronted us with the bad news we try to avoid. God said: “Grace is like dust – only my light can allow you to be golden yesterdays—or your heart will never learn to love the present. My prayer is that these inspired messages of encouragement from God's Word will Most tender, merciful, and loving God, help us to shake. "And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they. We make promises and set goals to try and grow, but holiness Loving God When You Don't Love the Church: Opening the Door to Healing. During Lent, we focus on our need for the death and resurrection of Jesus; we focus on our need to be forgiven. Ash Wednesday is a day where we take a page. “Fall Back in Love”, a love song we wrote for normal people like us, This prayer Jesus prayed in John floored me when I read it yesterday. fragmentation of our tri-partite Baptismal Visit this link to hear the Pope deliver his monthly prayer: love, and dependence on God. They. Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Pray Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;.