St. Joseph

CATHOLIC CHURCH

LENT PRAYERS of the WEEK

 

First Week of Lent

 

Lord our God, you formed man from the clay of the earth and breathed into him the spirit of life, but he turned from your face and sinned.

 

In this time of repentance we call our for your mercy.

Bring us back to you and to the life your Son won for us by his death on the cross, for he lives and reigns for ever and ever.

 

Second Week of Lent

 

God our Father, help us to hear your Son.

Enlighten us with your word, that we may find the way to your glory.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

Third Week of Lent

 

God of all compassion, Father of all goodness, to heal the wounds our sins and selfishness bring upon us you bid us turn to fasting, prayer, and sharing with our brothers and sisters.

We acknowledge our sinfulness, our guilt is ever before us: when our weakness causes discouragement, let your compassion fill us with hope and lead us through a Lent of repentance to the beauty of Easter joy.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

 

Fourth Week of Lent

 

Father of peace, we are joyful in your Word, yur Son Jesus Christ, who reconciles us to you.

Let us hasten toward Easter with the eagerness of faith and love.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

Fifth Week of Lent

 

Father in heaven, the love of your Son led him to accept the suffering of the cross that his brothers might glory in new life.

Change our selfishness into self-giving. Help us to embrace the world you have given us, that we may transform the darkenss of its pain into the life and joy of Easter.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

 

 

Holy Week

 

Almighty Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, your sent your Son to be born of woman and to die on a cross, estrangement might be dissolved for all men.

Guide our minds by his truth and strengthen our lives by the example of his death, that we may live in union with you in the kingdom of your promise.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

 

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