Repent and Resist - Ash Wednesday

Created by Great Plains Conference. Free to use or adapt

Use all of these resources or just one for a time of silent prayer or corporate worship. A service of Ashes is also included.

Lent is a season of forty days (not counting Sundays) of repentance, penitence, and fasting that begins on Ash Wednesday. Traditionally during this season, Christians enter a time of deep self-examination and introspection. This year, Ash Wednesday is on 02/26/2020, which happens to be the one-year anniversary of the passage of the traditional plan. We take this opportunity to repent of harm we have caused, intended and unintended, as individuals and as a Church.

The Great Plains Conference has developed prayer and worship guides for every hour of Ash Wednesday from 8:00 A.M-5:00 P.M.  Go to our Repent and Resist page at http://www.collegehillumc.org/chum-outreach/repent-and-resist download one or more of the guides (each one is different).  You are welcome to use these and adapt these for your context.

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Prayer of Witness
Pray With those who have another year for preparing to serve as delegates to General Conference, that they may have patience in this time of waiting; With those who live in places where it is unsafe to claim the name of Christ; With those struggling to live Jesus’ way in places where money, power, greed, […]
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