|Then a voice came from the sky: "I have
glorified it, and will glorify it again." (John 12:28)
Prayer to be Freed of the Seven Deadly Sins
O meek Savior and Prince of Peace, implant in me the virtues of gentleness and
patience. Let me curb the fury of anger and restrain all resentment and impatience so as
to overcome evil with good, attain your peace, and rejoice in your love.
O Model of humility, divest me of all pride and arrogance. Let me acknowledge my weakness
and sinfulness, so that I may bear mockery and contempt for your sake and esteem myself as
lowly in your sight.
O Teacher of abstinence, help me to serve you rather than our appetites. Keep me from
gluttony - the inordinate love of food and drink and let me hunger and thirst for your
O Lover of purity, remove all lust from my heart, so that I may serve you with a pure mind
and a chaste body.
O Father of the poor, help me to avoid all covetousness for earthly goods and give me a
love for heavenly things. Inspire me to give to the needy, just as you gave your life that
I might inherit eternal treasures.
O Exemplar of love, keep me from all envy and ill-will. Let the grace of your love dwell
in me that I may rejoice in the happiness of others and bewail their adversities.
O zealous Lover of souls, keep me from all sloth of mind or body. Inspire me with zeal for
your glory, so that I may do all things for you and in you.
Passiontide is the last two weeks of Lent, when the readings and prayers of the
liturgy focus on the Passion of Our Lord. The word 'passion', in the Christian sense, does
not mean an intense emotion; it refers to the historical events of Jesus' suffering and
death. Although for several centuries the Fifth Sunday of Lent was known as Passion
Sunday, after the Second Vatican Council this name was restored to the Sunday at beginning
of Holy Week , formerly called Palm Sunday. As a penitential season of the Church,
Passiontide is evidently even more ancient than Lent.
Reach out to someone who is alienated from your group.
Father, help us keep in mind that Christ our Savior lives with you in glory and
promised to remain with us until the end of time. We ask this through our Lord Jesus
Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and