Old Testament: Deuteronomy 26:16–19
Psalter: Psalm 119:1–8
Gospel: Matthew 5:43–48
O God, by your Word you marvelously carry out the work of reconciliation: Grant that in our Lenten fast we may be devoted to you with all our hearts, and united with one another in prayer and holy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.