Prayer for the Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Our Father, whose glory shines forth in the myriad beauties of creation: grant that we might rejoice in our fast, not sitting in sackcloth and ashes, but breaking the yokes of injustice, clothing the naked, and feeding the hungry; that we may learn, by the gift of the Holy Spirit, to see the face of Jesus in every human being and join our hearts with theirs until we become One People, as you are One God. Amen.

For music, here is David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter of the New York Dolls) singing “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief”:


  1. This made me wish I had remembered to fast today, and makes me want to fast in strength and celebration. This is so filled with hope, even as it calls me to action. Thank you, Jason.

  2. Johansen also is the singer of the New York Dolls, a band about whom Mormons may know a bit.

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