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A Lenten Prayer.

God, our heavenly Father, look upon us and hear our prayer during this holy Season of Lent.
By the good works You inspire, help us to discipline our lives and to be renewed in spirit.
Without You we can do nothing.
By Your Spirit help us to know what is right and to be eager in doing Your will.
Teach us to find new life through our lenten sacrifice.
Keep us from harm, and help us live by Your commandment of love.

God of love, bring us back to You.
Send Your Spirit to make us strong in faith and active in good works.
May our acts of penance bring us Your forgiveness, open our hearts to Your love, and prepare us for the coming feast of the Resurrection of Jesus at Easter time.

Lord, during this Lenten Season, nourish us with Your Word of life and make us one with You in love and prayer.
Fill our hearts with Your love and keep us faithful to the Gospel.
Give us the grace to rise above any human weakness.
Give us new life by Your Sacraments, especially the Eucharist.
Father, our source of life, we reach out with joy to grasp Your hand;
let us walk more readily in Your ways. Guide us in Your gentle mercy, for left to ourselves we are weak and fragile.

Father of love, source of all blessings, help us to pass from sin to grace.
Prepare us for the joy of Your Kingdom.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.