Monday, April 14, 2014
Prayer 448: Monday of Holy Week
O Merciful God, we rise and make our prayers to you with gratitude: look with favor upon us this day. Have compassion upon us, O God, for all our offenses, known and unknown: we humbly confess our sin, and rededicate ourselves to your service. Empty us of our pride: guide us from foolishness into wisdom, and from willfulness into obedience. You know the truth deep within us, and love us unceasingly: renew a right spirit within us. Teach us to love you, and each other joyfully, with steadfast hearts and gentle spirits: we owe you our all.
Abide with us, Lord Christ, and lead us from death into life, from shadows into salvation. Place your cooling touch on the fevered brows of those who are in pain, anxiety, or distress, O Loving One, especially those we now name.