“create in me…”

Shadow-pressed

 

 

 

 

 

shadow-pressed and risen, lord, palms to ashes bearing,
lengthen me your days, your prayer,
chrism yours in blessing.

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Ashes generated on burning branches from the previous year’s Palm Sunday procession
are used to anoint (Greek – “chrism”) the forehead of worshipers on Ash Wednesday.
The liturgy for Ash Wednesday includes Psalm 51, which begins “create in me..”

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