President Observes Ash Wednesday

Calls on every American to pray for one another. 

On Wednesday, joining millions of Christians around the world, President Biden received ashes in observance of Ash Wednesday. The president traveled to Georgetown University and received ashes from Reverend Brian McDermott. He also released a statement encouraging Americans to use this day to pray for one another. 

The president stated, “Today, I join Christians across our country and around the world in observing Ash Wednesday. As we enter into the season of Lent, we know this moment of repentance, reflection, and renewal comes in the midst of a painful winter for our nation and the world.“

“On this Ash Wednesday and every day, we hold every family with an empty place at their table in our hearts. We pray for all those who have fallen on hard times and are worried about what morning will bring. Let us find strength in each other and faith that provides us purpose. And let us look with hope and anticipation toward Easter and brighter days ahead.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Lord to draw President Biden closer to Him and lead him in God’s will. 
  • That the Lord would help Congress and the president work together to pass legislation that protects the freedom of religion. 

Sources: The Hill, The White House


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