T.S. Eliot’s poem, Ash Wednesday
There’s some great ideas on Pinterest Boards featuring Ash Wednesday and Lent:
- Holy Days – Ash Wednesday (Christine Way Skinner)
- Ash Wednesday and Lent
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Lent and Easter Page
Loyola Press Ash Wednesday Resources
A Liturgy for Ash Wednesday from the Jesuit Institute. It includes this prayer:
we gather in your presence on this Ash Wednesday,
to seek your forgiveness
and to ask your help in living our lives better.
For the times when we have failed to love. Have mercy, Lord.
For the times when we have not noticed the needs of others. Have mercy, Lord.
For the times when we have refused to forgive. Have mercy, Lord.
These ashes are a sign of our repentance.
Bless them, Lord,
and make them a sign to the world of our desire to change,
and to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, your Son.