Sunday, March 18, 2018
Prayer 1877: Fifth Sunday in Lent
Most Merciful God,
we join hands and hearts at your altar today
worshipping you in awe,
placing our lives in your hands.
Plant your love within our hearts, O Eternal Light,
that we may walk in charity and compassion all our days.
Help us to shed our hardness of heart, Lord,
and reject the ways of selfish pride,
remembering that you abide in us,
calling us to kindness and compassion.
Let us follow our Savior, who laid down his life for us,
and lift high the cross we are called to carry
as witnesses and children of God's mercy.
Blessed Jesus, sanctify and purify us,
that we may serve you in peace,
and press the kiss of your blessing upon those we now name.
Photo: A Mom helps her little one tie a knot in a strand on a prayer quilt at Christ Church Cathedral. Recipients of prayer quilts then see and touch a token of the prayers being offered for them.