"Repent, and believe in the Gospel."
What should I do?
Pray, fast from all that distracts from God, and do works of charity:
Ash Wednesday Scriptures: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/021313.cfm
Where should I go?
Into the desert with Jesus to find strength, resistance to evil, and to prepare to live more fully the Gospel of Jesus Christ:
First Sunday of Lent Scriptures: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/021713.cfm
Let us pray:
and respond with forgiveness to works of penance,
lend your merciful ear to our prayers
and in your kindness pour out the grace of your + blessing
on your servants who are marked with these ashes,
that, as they follow the Lenten observances,
they may be worthy to come with minds made pure
to celebrated the paschal Mystery of your Son.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen
(Blessing of Ashes – Roman Missal)