This is another creation that comes from writing along with students.  Cool!

Forty Days of Lent:
A Prayerful Meditation for Ash Wednesda

From the ashes of our failure and fall,
O Father, we thank you for Your
Righteous and redeeming
Truth, as we run to cleanse our sinful wounds in the healing fount of
Your precious blood: blood that flowedash wednesday

Down a sacred brow on a cross of shame to
Your wand’ring children’s
Soul-damning sin.

O, Father of compassion, whose mercy
Finds us in the recesses of our souls’ darkest night,

Let grace abound, while
E’er we repent with contrite hearts. Let us praise your
Name and worship Your
Truth in these forty days of Lent. . .

 And forevermore!