Gérôme, Jean-Léon. Jerusalem. 1867, Oil on canvas. Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

Lord, may we remember that your will is good even when it is painful

Lord, you are good

Our Lord Jesus was crushed according to your will

For the joy that was set before him

For us

You are the great intercessor, O Lord

You are the great high priest

Acquainted with grief and sorrow

You bore our sin, shame, misery

We thank you, Lord

Lord, we confess that we are truly like sheep and go astray

We stray off into our own way

To our own detriment

We esteem you not, Lord

And ask that you have mercy upon us

Thank you for being our guilt offering

Heavenly Father, thank you that Jesus, your son, was pierced for our transgressions

And bore our sin

Thank you that we are no longer guilty before you

And that now through Christ we have peace with you

God of peace, help us to trust you

And to pick up our cross and follow you

Help us not to forget that you paid for our sins on the cross

I pray this in Jesus’ name


Prayer and audio by Sarah Bacote and Rebecca Contreras