Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Christian Lent

thoughts from the Bible book Daniel to consider for ASh Wednesday

woman with hands bowed in prayer

Daniel 9:3-5, ESV

Daniel’s prayer for his nation as they faced the future desolation

“Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.    

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 I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying,

“O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,

 we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and rules.”

 

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publisher

 

Thank you for reading these words of

"faith, hope, love"
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exploring and sharing the HEART of health.    Dr. Aletha 

 

Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

I am a family physician who loves to write about the HEART of HEALTH. On my blog, Watercress Words, I inform and inspire us in healthy living. My ideas come from my training, experiences, medical practice, personal life, and medicine in the media. There's always something new and interesting to explore in the world of health and medicine.

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