Wednesday in Holy Week
March 31, 2021
Now let us all with one accord, in company with ages past,
keep vigil with our heavenly Lord in his temptation and his fast.
The covenant, so long revealed, to those of faith in former time,
Christ by his own example sealed, the Lord of love, in love sublime.
Your love, O Lord, our sinful race has not returned, but falsified;
author of mercy, turn your face and grant repentance for our pride.
Remember, Lord, though frail we be, in your own image we were made;
help us lest in anxiety, we cause your name to be betrayed.
Therefore, we pray you, Lord, forgive:
so when our wanderings here shall cease
we may with you forever live in love and unity and peace.
~ Gregory the Great (540 – 604 A.D.)