We put ashes on our heads to:
-Remind us of all those around the world who are mourning
-Remind us that we all have sinned, we all need repentance,
all must cling to the promises and love of Christ
-Remind us that in the passage of time we must all at some
-Remind us of Christ's suffering, death and resurrection
-Remind us that in the midst if this, we are still called, named,
claimed and loved
Children of God
PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS
I confess that I have not loved You with my whole heart.
I have failed to be obedient.
I have not done Your will,
I have broken Your law,
I have rebelled against Your love
I have not loved my neighbors, and
I have not heard the prayer of the needy.
Forgive me I pray. Free me for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ,
my Lord and Savior.
When Jesus saw their faith, He said,
"Friend, your sins are forgiven." Luke 5:20 and Matthew 9:1-8