Thank you Lord for pulling me out of the ashes. Thank you for gently dusting me off. Thank you for gently kissing my ash-filled head and wiping my tears. Thank you for your sacrifice.
I journey with you to your cross. I cast my burdens upon you, praying for a new day, weeping as you sacrifice yourself for my transgressions – for failing your commandment to love – looking forward to your empty tomb. I feel wrapped in your love and forgiveness. Amen.
Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes. Job 42:6