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Daily Meditation: Ash Wednesday

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features a passage from the Bible, Joel 2:12-14, in honor of Ash Wednesday. If you are preparing to fast during the Lenten season, we would love to hear about your journey!

Ash Wednesday falls on February 10, 2016 and marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent.
Ash Wednesday falls on February 10, 2016 and marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent.

Joel 2:12-14

Even now, says the Lord,
return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;
Rend your hearts, not your garments,
and return to the Lord, your God.
For gracious and merciful is he,
slow to anger, rich in kindness,
and relenting in punishment.
Perhaps he will again relent
and leave behind him a blessing,
Offerings and libations
for the Lord, your God.

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