O Lord, you who invite us to die to ourselves so that we might find ourselves anew, I pray that I would not be too full of to-do lists and deadlines and anxieties during this season of Lent so that there is no space for you to do your work of transformation in me, but grant me, I pray, the grace to welcome your Spirit’s work to mortify my flesh and to breathe the renewing life of Jesus in me, so that I might participate in his sufferings and know the power of his resurrection during this forty-day pilgrimage. In the name of the One who heals us by his wounds. Amen.

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