Night Prayer for Holy Week
May the Lord grant you a quiet night and a perfect end.
Each evening during Holy Week
Join us for a short recitation of
Night Prayer of the Church
“My Servant, will justify the many,
For He will bear their wrongdoings..”
BUILT WITH BOLDGRID
- Daily Mass Readings
Keep the Fast today,
not as obedience to a rule,
but as a moment of solidarity with Christ on the Cross
Holy and everliving God,
for whom our Saviour Jesus Christ
was willing to be betrayed,
and to suffer death
upon the cross;
help me to grow
into the fullness
of new life in Christ
who now is alive and glorified
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
- Stations of the Cross
Pray the Stations with
Mary the Mother of Jesus here
Crucifed Jesus, strengthen Us
In Your own feeling of abandonment,
we see those abandoned by their families,
by society, by attention and by solidarity.
In Your body, sacrificed, ripped and torn,
we see the body of our brothers
who have been abandoned along the way,
disfigured by our negligence and our indifference.
In Your thirst Lord,
we see the thirst of Your merciful Father,
who desired to embrace,
forgive and save all of humanity.
In You, Divine Love,
we see even today, before our very eyes,
and often with our silence and complicity,
our persecuted brothers and sisters,
decapitated, crucified for their faith in You.
Imprint in our heart,
Lord, sentiments of faith, hope and charity,
of sorrow for our sins, and lead us to repent for our sins that have crucified You.
Lead us to transform our conversion with words
into a conversion of life and works.
Help us to preserve within us
a living memory of Your disfigured face,
so that we may never forget the terrible price
You paid to free us.
Crucifed Jesus, strengthen in us a faith
that does not collapse
in the face of temptations;
awaken in us the hope that does get lost
following the temptations of the world.
Preserve in us the charity
that is not fooled by the corruption of worldliness.
Teach us that the cross is the way to the resurrection.
Teach us that Good Friday
is the way to the Easter of light.
Teach us that God never forgets any of his children,
and never tires of forgiving us
and embracing us with His infinite mercy.
But also teach us to never tire of asking Him
and believing in the boundless mercy of the Father.
Soul of Christ, sanctify us!
Body of Christ, save us!
Blood of Christ, inebriate us!
Water from the side of Christ, wash us!
Passion of Christ, comfort us!
O Good Jesus, hear us!
Hide us in your wounds!
Do not allow us to separate from You!
From the evil enemy defend us!
In the hour of our death, call us!
And command us to come to You,
so that we may praise You with Your Saints forever and ever.