A Lenten Devotion (Week 2)

Jesus said, "The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.” Then he said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. What does it profit them if they gain the whole world, but lose or forfeit themselves?" (Luke 9:22-25)

For the victims of war and violence, we pray.

For those wounded by the constraints and the harshness of life, O God, we pray.

For the elderly and the ill who are alone, we pray.

For those who devote their energies to restoring peace, to creating justice, to helping those we suffer, O God, we pray.

O Christ, you died and rose for us so that nothing can ever separate us from the love of God.

Prayer for Each Day, 1997 and 1998 Ateliers et Presses de Taize