We offered this prayer yesterday evening at St. James Anglican and Smithers United Churches’ combined Ash Wednesday service. I found it meaningful in part because it incorporates words that remind us of how we live our faith “on the way.” I also appreciate how it takes seriously both our sin as well as our need to be in community.
God of the Way,
You are the road we travel,
and the sign we follow;
You are bread for the journey,
and the wine of our arrival.
Guide us as we follow in Your way
holding on to each other,
reaching out to Your beloved world.
And when we stray, seek us out and find us,
set our feet on the path again,
and lead us safely home.
In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we pray. Amen.