Friday after Ash Wednesday
SUPPORT US, O Lord, with thy gracious favour through the fast we have begun; that as we observe it by bodily self-denial, so we may fulfill it with inner sincerity of heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and forever. Amen.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
(This Collect is to be said every day in Lent, after The Collect appointed for the day, until Palm Sunday.)
The Lesson - Isaiah 58:1-9a
The Holy Gospel - St. Matthew 9:10-17