Almighty Lord, you have given us your laws to live by. We try so very hard to do right by them, but we fail daily. Yet you continue to forgive us and grant us your grace. We know we do not have to do anything to receive this loving gift. It is not easy to understand this kind of love. May we at least try to love others as you love us, Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Father of all, Lent is upon us as we journey to the cross. Help us to feel you by our side, help us to daily reflect on the selfless love that you give to us and help us to see and feel your sacrifice for us so that we may honor You in our habits, in our speech and in our choices. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.