Archive for April, 2009
Draw us, who draw near our King,
to the foot of the cross.
Cleanse us, who are not worthy to approach,
with the pardon of the cross.
Instruct us, the ignorant and blind,
in the school of your cross.
Arm us, for the battles of holiness
with the might of your cross.
Bring us, in the fellowship of your sufferings,
to the victory of the cross.
And seal us, in the kingdom of your glory,
among the servants of the cross.
O crucified Lord,
Lord Jesus Christ, your hands, feet and side were pierced and flowed with blood for the world’s salvation. The wounds in your risen body strengthened the faith of the apostles in your glorious resurrection. Deepen our devotion to these proofs of your love and unite us more closely to your passion, so that we may rise with you to newness of life, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.