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.
Lent begins today. O Lord may this lent bring me ever closer to You. I have faith, forgive my doubts. I have hope, wash away my depression. I have love, help my unloving.