Lord, Hear My Cry! | An Ash Wednesday Prayer

Today, believers around the world are marking the beginning of the 2020 Lenten season commemorating Ash Wednesday. Christians from different denominations celebrate Ash Wednesday in different ways with many people marking their foreheads with ash in the shape of a cross to symbolize our sinful nature and need for salvation. It is a holy day of prayer and fasting. It is a day of reflection and repentance, asking God for the forgiveness of sin and recognizing our need for a Savior. Believers mark Lenten calendars, contemplate a Lenten devotional, and offering a Lenten sacrifice that they will not partake or participate in until Easter Sunday.

Psalm 102

1 Lord, hear my prayer;
let my cry for help come before You.
2 Do not hide Your face from me in my day of trouble.
Listen closely to me;
answer me quickly when I call.

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Lord, hear my cry! God, listen to my plea. Jesus, O Lord and Savior, give me the strength to withstand temptation today and all days and the wisdom to choose the right path and the wherewithal to reject the ways of the world. Let me choose the way of humility and be more like You in what I think, say, and do. Father, forgive me for my sins as I forgive those who have sinned against me and as I would ask You to forgive others of their offenses against You, O Holy God. Spirit lift me from the chains of sin that bind me and release me from the bondage of my hurts, habits, and hangups. Father God, I am thankful, for by Your grace through faith I am saved. Your goodness is great and my cup overflows with the abundance of Your steadfast love and tender mercies. May You receive all praise, all glory, and all honor due Your majestic name. We pray in Jesus’ name! Amen.



To experience life the way God intended, you and I must receive God’s gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. This gift from God is available to all who ask. Will you personally receive the gift of eternal life so that you can experience the total forgiveness from your sins that come through believing in the atoning death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ?

For nothing will be impossible with God (Luke 1:37)


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  1. bgddyjim says:

    I always love reading prayers for help… Nothing is more reassuring than remembering mine having been heard. Thank God for that. And thanks for the reminder.

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  2. You’re welcome. I agree. It reminds us of what God has done for us.


  3. bgddyjim says:

    Yep… it makes a fella feel all warm and good inside.

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  4. Lily Pierce says:

    Powerful prayer, Rainer!

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  5. Thanks for reading my prayer and your words of encouragement. Blessings.


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