Jesus, Son of God, High Priest, come to our aid. Life is difficult for us, temptations are numerous, and we doubt Your goodness. Have mercy on us and do not crush us. Remember that we are but flesh animated by a temporary breath. You know well our weaknesse. Forgive us our discontent and our doubt. Carry us when we can no longer walk on our own. Give us that precious faith that leads to eternal life. For You are the King and You have overcome the invisible powers, and yet You remain humble and gentle. Amen.
Lord Jesus, you gave us these words: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” What a challenge, Lord! We give you thanks, because you are effecting the impossible in our hearts, where you have come to dwell. Transform us so that we may love the way you loved us and give ourselves the way you gave yourself for us. Make us generous people. Grant us your own mercy so that we may forgive those who have trespassed against us. Give us the grace to take what is in ruins and restore it. All for your glory. Amen.
Our Father, sovereign King over all the earth, have mercy upon us. We know, Lord, that you raise the weak and that you abase the boastful. We know that you bring to power governments that are just and unjust to accomplish your secret will. Today, we decry the wrongs committed by unjust governments throughout the world. Have mercy on the righteous, and do not allow unjust authorities to oppress them. Have mercy on the unrighteous, and lead them to repentance and to faith in Jesus Christ, in whom we have eternal life. Amen.