Think On These Things: Say a verse for the remainder of Lent

Say the verse from Isaiah followed by the intercessions daily for the remainder of Lent

Isaiah 1:16-18

Wash yourselves clean!

Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;

Cease doing evil; learn to do good.

Make justice your aim; redress the wronged,

Hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow,

Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord;

Though your sins be as scarlet, they may become white as snow;

Though they be crimson red, they may become white as wool.

Intercessions; To make us his new creation, Christ the Lord gave us the waters of rebirth and spread the table of his body and his word.

Let us call upon him and say;

Lord renew us in your grace.

Jesus meek and humble of heart, clothe us with compassion, kindness and humility.

Lord renew us in your grace.

Teach us to be true neighbors to all in trouble and distress — make us want to be patient with everyone.

Lord renew us in your grace.

Give us the gift of your mercy — forgive our sins and remit their punishment.

Lord renew us in your grace.

Our Father

My good people, please say the above verse from Isaiah followed by the intercessions daily for the remainder of Lent. Watch for God’s blessings on you and your family

– Fr. James O’Reilly