Preface 8 - Lent
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Proper: First Part - The Holy Eucharist - Rite Two - Prefaces for Seasons.
It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. You bid your faithful people cleanse their hearts, and prepare with joy for the Paschal feast; that, fervent in prayer and in works of mercy, and renewed by your Word and Sacraments, they may come to the fullness of grace which you have prepared for those who love you.