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Praying Through Lent: The Passion Prayer

Apr 01, 2017 by

Prayers focused on the Passion of Christ are an important Lenten devotional practice.  Find our selection of Lenten prayer and devotional books here.

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The beautiful prayer below, known as the "Passion Prayer" is ideal to pray as we head into the final two weeks of Lent, known as Passiontide.


Dear Lord Jesus,

by Your Passion and Resurrection

You brought life to the world.

But the glory of the Resurrection

came only after the sufferings of the Passion.

You laid down Your life willingly

and gave up everything for us.

Your body was broken and fastened to a Cross,

Your clothing became the prize of soldiers,

your blood ebbed slowly but surely away,

and Your Mother was entrusted to the beloved disciple.

Stretched out on the Cross,

deprived of all earthly possessions and human aid,

You cried out to Your Father that the end had come.

You had accomplished the work given You,

and You committed into His hands,

as a perfect gift,

the little life that remained to You.

Lord, teach me to accept all afflictions

after the example You have given.

Let me place my death in Yours

and my weakness in Your abandonment,

Take hold of me with Your love,

that same foolish love that knew no limits,

and let me offer myself to the Father

with You so that I may rise with You to eternal life. Amen.

Prayers focused on the Passion of Christ are an important Lenten devotional practice

This article as been updated and was originally published in February 2013. © The Catholic Company. All rights reserved.

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