O Lord, it was you who created my being, knit me together in my mother’s womb. (Psalm 138:19) It is you O Lord who redeemed me in Christ and granted me a share in his life though the Sacrament of Baptism. Having been claimed for Christ in Baptism by the sign of the Cross, I commit myself in this season of Lent to proclaim the Gospel of Christ by my words, actions and way of life. With this cross I commit myself to prayer, fasting and almsgiving, following the example of Christ who gave his life for me.
I bless myself with this Cross as a sign of my commitment to live out my baptismal promises, by turning away from selfishness and imitating Christ Jesus my Lord.
Make the Sign of the Cross using
the Palm Cross. +