Lord God, I give You thanks,
for You are good, and Your mercy is endless.
Here I stand, at the start of this Holy Week,
this week in which Your church remembers Jesus’ passion and death,
and I am distracted by many things.
Turn my eyes now to the One who comes in Your name
the one who opens the gates of righteousness
the one who answers when we call.
I bless You, Lord, for shining Your light upon me,
and for sending Your son to us, in human frailty.
To walk the road we walk.
Open my eyes that I may see him coming,
and may praise him with a pure heart.
And may walk in the way of his suffering,
and share also in his resurrection.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives
and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.