PRAYER FOR LENT

You hate nothing that You have made,
and You forgive the sins of all who are truly penitent:
Create in us new hearts that we,
worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wickedness,
may obtain of You, God of all mercy, perfect pardon and forgiveness.

You alone bring order to the unruly wills and affections of sinners:
May we love what You command, and desire what You promise,
so that, among the swift and varied changes of this world,
our hearts may be fixed where true joy is to be found.

DAY

Drive far from us all wrong desires,
Incline our hearts to keep Your ways:
Grant that having cheerfully done Your will this day,
we may, when night comes, rejoice and give You thanks;
through the One Who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

NIGHT

You made this day for the works of the light,
and this night for the refreshment of our minds and bodies:
keep us now in Christ;
grant us a peaceful evening, and a night free from sin,
and bring us at last to eternal life;
through the One Who lives and reigns with You
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen.