Holy Week Prayers of Intercession (1)

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O Christe Domine Jesu (Songs from Taizé)

In this holy week we pray that we may take up our cross and follow daily in the footsteps of Christ, however difficult the path may be:
Silence
Lord, give us the courage to be cross-bearers.

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In this holy week we pray for all who stumble on the way and cry out in pain. May our hands and hearts reach out in love to lift their burdens and raise them up:
Silence
Lord, give us the courage to be cross-bearers.           

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In this holy week we pray for all who suffer in body, mind or spirit.  May we be mindful of their needs and find ways to walk alongside them:
Silence
Lord, give us the courage to be cross-bearers.

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In this holy week we pray for all who are approaching death and for those who grieve.  Give us the grace to know when to listen and when it is appropriate to speak.
Silence
Lord, give us the courage to be cross-bearers.

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In this holy week we give thanks for our loved ones, families and neighbours, and ask that you be with us as we journey the way of the cross together:
Silence
Lord, give us the courage to be cross-bearers.

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In this holy week, as we look beyond Good Friday to the joy of Easter Day, we know that after death there is new life and new hope and a new beginning, and we give thanks.
Amen.

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