Leader: The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
People: And also with you
Leader: Bless the Lord O My Soul, and all that is within me bless his holy name.
People: Bless the Lord, O My Soul and forget not all God’s Benefits.
Leader: Who forgives all your sins and heals all your infirmities:
People: Who redeems your life from the Grave, and crowns you with mercy and loving-kindness
The Opening Prayer
The Scripture Lessons:
Joel 2: 1-2,12-17
Response to the Written Word
Leader: Cry and God will Answer!
People : Call and the Lord will Say I am here
Leader: If you do away with the yoke the clenched fist, the wicked word; if you give your bread to the hungry and relief to the oppressed;
People: Call, and the Lord will say I am here.
Leader: Your light will rise in the darkness and your shadows become like noon, The Lord will always guide you, giving you relief in desert places.
People: Cry, and God will answer. Call, and the Lord will say, I am here.
The Imposition of Ashes
Leader: With the firm assurance of the Resurrection we receive the ashes this night.
People: Repent and hear the Good News
The Closing Prayer