Prayers for Holy Week

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Almighty and everlasting God,
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and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
create and make in us new and contrite hearts that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may receive from you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

God of the covenant,
in the glory of the cross
your Son embraced the power of death
and broke its hold over your people.
In this time of repentance,
draw all people to yourself,
that we who confess Jesus as Lord
may put aside the deeds of death
and accept the life of your kingdom. Amen.


Compassionate God,
your love finds full expression
in the gift of Jesus Christ your Son,
who willingly met betrayal and death
to set us free from sin.
Give us courage to live obediently in these days
until we greet the glory of our risen Savior. Amen.
Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also he made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers, which we offer before thee for all estates of all in thy holy Church, that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

For all who bear hardships for the sake of the gospel:
that they may rely on the power of God,
who has saved us and called us to be holy.
For reconciliation between all nations:
that all leaders may know the perfect law of the Lord,
a rule to be trusted, giving wisdom and joy, light and life.
For those who live in poverty:
that they may know the immeasurable riches of the Lord,
who is full of grace and goodness.
For those caught up in political conflicts or military action:
that the leaders of the nations and all people everywhere
will be illuminated by the light of Christ to seek peace and reconciliation.
For our own communities of faith:
that through humble service and a pure heart
we may preach Christ crucified, the power of God and the wisdom of God.
God our Father,
hear our prayer which we have made from the depths of our heart
and in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


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