Prayers for the Season

Prayer for the Season

You alone bring order to the unruly wills and affections of sinners: May we love what You command, and desire what You promise, so that, among the swift and varied changes of this world, our hearts may be fixed where true joy is to be found

Prayer for the Morning

Drive far from us all wrong desires. Incline our hearts to keep Your ways: Grant that having cheerfully done Your will this day, we may, when night comes, rejoice and give You thanks; through the One Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Prayer for the Evening 

You made this day for the works of the light,
and this night for the refreshment of our minds and bodies: keep us now in Christ; grant us a peaceful evening, and a night free from sin, and bring us at last to eternal life; through the One Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Holy Week

Holy Monday (3/26): Your most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory but first he was crucified: Grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life an peace

Holy Tuesday (3/27): By the passion of your Divine Son, You caused an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son

Holy Wednesday (3/28): Your Divine Son gave his body to be whipped, and his face to be spat upon: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of our time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed

Maundy Thursday (3/29): Your Divine Son, on the night before he suffered death, instituted the sacrament of his Body and Blood: Grant that we may receive it thankfully, in remembrance of him, who in these holy mysteries gives to us a pledge of eternal life

Good Friday (3/30): We pray you graciously uphold this family, for whom Jesus was willing to be betrayed, and to suffer death upon the cross

Holy Saturday (3/31): The crucified body of your Divine Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this Holy Sabbath: give us grace to await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him into newness of life

Easter Sunday (4/1): Through Your Divine Son, You overcame death and opened to us the gates of the life that does not end: Grant that we who celebrate this day with joy may be raised from the death of sin by Your life-giving Spirit. Alleluia, He is Risen! 


All Prayers for the Season taken from Venite, pp. 26-28