Prayer for the week beginning 23rd March
As we are drawn to the cross
We see the full depth of your mercy and love
In your submission to whip and thorn and nail and spear.
As you enter fully into our human suffering and pain
You bring hope into even the darkest of places and most troubled of times.
As we hear your call to take up our cross
And follow your way of sacrifice,
We pray that we may have the courage not to cling onto what we regard as valuable
But to offer all things to you as a sacrifice freely given
In thankfulness and praise.
As we live the cruciform pattern of life
With its pain and unanswered questions,
Fill us with the hope of resurrection and lead us to eternal joy. Amen