O Jesus, here I stand, at the beginning of holy week, and, truthfully, I am distracted by many things. I ask Your help to turn my eyes now to You. Lord take my hand and stay by my side as I journey with You to Calvary. Give me the grace to peacefully accept each cross that comes my way. Strengthen my hands and my will for love and for service. Increase in me the virtue of humility and meekness, that I may bear all with a quiet spirit. I praise You Lord and give You thanks, for You are all good, and Your mercy is endless. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD. This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter. I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation. The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.– Psalm 118:19-23