“Lord teach us how to pray aright … for we perish if we cease to pray.”

Lent calls us to repentance and repentance involves a change of heart. Help me to realise Lord that to change my life without changing my heart is like cutting weeds and leaving roots in the soil. Give me the grace to turn away from evil and to do what is pleasing to you.

We pray for those for whom fasting is a permanent condition due to hunger and a lack of food.

Protect me Lord from being blind to my own sins. Help all of us to see the need to change our lives.

Give me the grace to show repentance by a new way of living.

God of love hear our prayers tonight. Help us know your will and do it with courage and faith. We make this and all our prayers through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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