Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday

Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
from Psalm 51


PERBS said...

That psalm is a part of a canticle we used to sing in church but the words/translation is a little different. I really like it. Is that your forhead with the ashes cross on it?

Sandi McBride said...

I'd much rather be here on Ash Wednesday than New Orleans on Fat Tuesday! I haven't been to Mass yet, but soon I'll go to get my blessing!

Cath said...

For you do not take delight in sacrifice - otherwise I would give it,
In whole burnt offering you do not find pleasure.
The sacrifices to God are a broken spirit,
A heart broken and crushed, O God, you will not despise.
(verses 16 & 17)

A lovely psalm reminding us of God's ability to restore us and give us salvation.

Cloudia said...


Dina said...

The Psalmist's words go well with the imposition of ashes.
A good photo worth a thousand words.
Blessings to you in this Lenten season, dear Katney.