Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Lenten Prayer

The theme I got out of the mass readings today is that in order to live with Christ, we have to die with him first. In order to die with him we need to strip the sin out of our hearts. I found this penitential prayer today and I thought I would share it.

O Lord, who hast mercy upon all,
take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me
the fire of thy Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore Thee,
a heart to delight in Thee,
to follow and enjoy Thee, for Christ's sake, Amen
St. Ambrose of Milan
Lenten Journal # 2 / 40
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