|The children of the Hebrews with palms before thee went...|
On Palm Sunday/ we pray for the Christians of the Holy Land who live in great danger for their faith./ We pray as well for those who make pilgrimages to the shrines which mark the Lord's birth,/ life,/ death and resurrection./ We pray to the Lord.
As we contemplate Mary's Sorrow this week/ we pray for the mothers of the world and that they would be able to care for their families without fear,/ but in peace,/ safety and security./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those who will keep the Sacred Three Days of Thursday, / Friday and Saturday,/ and Easter next weekend./ We ask for the turning of hearts to the higher things of Christ's self-forgetting love./ We pray to the Lord.
As we contemplate the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist this Thursday,/ we pray for communities where there is no priest./ And we pray for the renewal and growth of the Church around Christ in the Eucharist./ We pray to the Lord.
As the Church gathers to venerate the wood of the cross on Friday,/ we pray for those who suffer under their own heavy crosses./ For those who live where there is war,/ destruction,/ abuse and violence./ We pray for those who are unemployed or sick/ and for those who are recovering from accidents or surgery./ We pray to the Lord.
For Eastern Christians who have just begun Lent,/ and for the Jewish people who look forward to Passover,/ that we would love God and serve God together./ We pray to the Lord.
Finally we pray for those who have died since last Holy Week,/ that we would remember them gladly./ And for those who like Jesus/ die terrible deaths of loneliness,/ betrayal and pain./ We pray to the Lord.