By The Concord Pastor, http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/
Every dawn begins a holy day, a new beginning,
a new chapter in the story of your love for us.
Every year we enter Holy Week,
a solemn, joyful time to remember and celebrate
the love you poured out for us
in the suffering, dying and rising of Jesus.
Only you, Lord,
know how you want to teach and touch me this week…
Open my mind and heart
to what you have in store for me in these holy days…
Open my time, my schedule, my calendar
to spending time with you in prayer.
Make my day free for you
that you might free me
for the day you have in store for me…
Draw me to the church’s prayer,
especially on Thursday, Friday and Saturday…
You have opened your heart for me, Lord,
help me to open my days and nights this week to you…
In this time of special prayer, I make this request of you…
And please keep close to your heart those I love and care for,
whose names I lift up to you now…
Lord, in your love and mercy, hear my prayer.