Used with permission of Creighton University Online Ministries
“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”
Be near, O Lord, to those who plead before you, and look kindly on those who place their hop in your mercy, that, cleansed from the stain of their sins, they may persevere in holy living and be made full heirs of your promise. 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.
Genesis 17: 3-9; Psalm 105:4-9; John 8:51-59
Come to us, free us, help us, and guide us. We pray more intensely now, just a week before Holy Thursday. We desire more and more that we might be free. Sorrow leads to profound gratitude, when we experience the depth of unconditional love offered us. The gratitude of a loved sinner leads to great generosity.
Christ is the mediator of a new covenant so that since he has died, those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance promised to them. – The Entrance Antiphon – Hebrews 9:15
God of mercy, help us today to grow in your likeness, – that we who sinned in Adam may rise again in Christ.
Let your word be a lamp to guide us, – that we may live the truth and grow always in your love.
Teach us to be faithful in seeking the common good for your sake, – that your light may shine on the whole human family by means of your Church.
Touch our hearts to seek your friendship more and more, – and to make amends for our sins against your wisdom and goodness.
Lord, all I want is to be faithful to you in my life, but so often I fail. Free me from my many sins and guide me to the life I will share with you. I wait for your promise to be fulfilled with great hope in my heart and your praise on my lips.
May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.