” I wait for You, my soul waits, for in Your Love I would live.”
From Psalm 130, Psalms for Praying An Invitation to Wholeness
by Nan C. Merrill
As ashes are placed on my forehead, I remember what they symbolize,
Made from last year’s palms, dried, crumpled, burned and mixed with oil
They offer limited identification with Christ’s suffering on the cross.
I seek your presence, O God, in the space between darkness and light.
Guide me, O Eternal One, into deeper transformation with increasing joy, contentment and peace.