COLLECT PRAYER

Grant, almighty God,
through the yearly observances of holy Lent,
that we may grow in understanding
of the riches hidden in Christ
and by worthy conduct pursue their effects.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

First Reading: Genesis 9:8-15

Responsorial Psalm: 25

Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22

Gospel Reading: Mark 1:12-15