"Change our selfishness into self-giving."
Father in heaven
the love of your Son 
led him to accept the suffering of the cross
that we might glory in new life.

Change our selfishness into self-giving.
Help us to embrace the world you have given us,
that we may transform the darkness of its pain
into the life and joy you promise.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

The Opening Prayer, The Fifth Sunday of Lent.