February 13th is Ash Wednesday - that dark and beautiful day of repentance and sorrow over our sin.
The first day of Lent.
To honor this season and offer you another way to deeply engage the tradition, we are giving away A New Liturgy No 3: Lord Have Mercy for free until Ash Wednesday. If you are in a non-liturgical church but would like to participate in this holy day, may “Lord Have Mercy” invite you in. If you have celebrated Lent for years and are looking for a fresh way to engage it, may “Lord Have Mercy” enhance and deepen your experience. Or maybe you’re not too concerned with church tradition but need to humbly bring your sin before God…may “Lord Have Mercy” create holy space for you to confess and be healed.
Much of “Lord Have Mercy” is based on the Ash Wednesday liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer. Many of our Christian brothers and sisters around the world have been praying these words for generations, and will again in a few weeks. Join us. We’ve attempted to set these great prayers in simple but haunting music. Here’s the heart behind it…
Since my church doesn’t celebrate Ash Wednesday, I will most likely be praying through this by myself, but certainly not alone. We’re all in this together. From different traditions, denominations, continents, etc…we are a part of the same, big, diverse Family.
Finally, if you would like the string quartet sheet music to this New Liturgy, please leave your email in a comment, and we’d love to send you those files. Any way that we can help you invite your community into this experience, we will.
Lord, have mercy on us all.