Lent 5A, Liturgy

Make us ready

Holy One,

As we walk the road toward Easter,
we see earthly kingdom powers 
closing in on Jesus.
As we walk the road toward Easter,
we feel the viral spread of anxiety 
closing in on our lives. 

We are worried and afraid. 

Make us ready to go with Jesus.
Give us the courage of the disciples to follow him.
Give us the confidence of Martha to name his power.
Give us the trust of Mary to share our grief with him.  
Give us the vulnerability of Jesus to shed our tears, trusting he weeps with us.

Make us ready, we pray in Christ’s name. Amen. 

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