Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Prayer 442- On the cross
Lord Jesus, you were ever a man for others: may we walk beside You, keeping our feet upon your path of love poured out for humanity.
Although blameless, You walked the Way of Sorrow: may we remember you are with us in our sorrow and pain. May we nail to the cross all our pride, enmity, and vengefulness: forgive us, Lord, forgive, for all like sheep we go astray.
You stretched out your arms on the wood of the cross: may we open wide our arms before the world, without fear. You offered your heart even to those who mocked you: may we forgive all who have scorned us or hurt us.
Lord Jesus, You enfold us and embrace us always: hear the prayers of your people that we lay before You.