Did you get your ashes today?
The truth is, Lord,
I'm not sure I'm ready
to come back to you with my whole heart-
and to say otherwise wouldn't be the whole truth.
So be patient with me, please...
Let's you and I work this out this Lent...
Can we do this one day at a time,
a piece of my heart each day?
And will you help me with the parts
I have trouble with,the heart-parts I hold on to?
I trust you, Lord,
and pray you will trust me
to return to you this Lent, day by day,
with my whole heart...Amen.
Remember, you are dust
and to dust you shall return...