Ash Wednesday and Lent

Dear friends in Christ,
Today is a most holy day, one that all Catholics around the planet unite together to begin our 40-day journey of repenting our sins, prayer, fasting, almsgiving, sacrificing, and doing good works. Pope John Paul II said that Catholics who fast and pray together as one body, are a most effective weapon against the power of the devil.
Today, I join with all of you in this wonderful spiritual opportunity to improve our souls, to continue the fight against evil in this world, and to grow in faith ever closer to our Heavenly Father, His Son, and the Holy Spirit.
~ bella
Through all your days . . . keep the Lord in mind, and
suppress every desire to sin or to break His commandments.
Perform good works all the days of your life, and
do not tread the paths of wrongdoing.
Do not turn your face away from any of the poor, and
God's face will not be turned away from you.
Give to hungry some of your bread, and
to the naked some of your clothing.
Whatever you have left over, give away as alms; and
do not begrudge the alms you give.
At all times bless the Lord God, and
ask Him to make all your paths straight and
to grant success to all your endeavors and plans.
Tobit 4:5, 7b, 16, 19a
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Esther said...

Aloha Roz. Hope you don't mind me responding here. Please feel free to share the Lent Prayer. On Twitter, search my full name.

Bella Vita said...

Esther, I love to hear from you wherever you post! Thank you for your gracious permission of your lovely gift of prayer and I'll see you on Twitter! Love, Roz