Christ Our Savior,
As our Lenten journey brings us
closer to Easter,
we see with a deeper awareness
our world’s desperate need
the healing power of your
justice and peace.
Make us sacraments of your mercy
and instruments of your compassion.
Show us how to be better stewards
of your people;
through our families,
our brothers and sisters
with whom we share your Eucharist,
our neighbors, and the stranger.
Show us how to carry the cross
so that by dying to ourselves
we may give new life to others.
And strengthen our faith, so that
we may proclaim your Easter triumph
in word and deed.