"Help us to bear witness to you."
Almighty, ever-living God,
you have given the human race 
Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility.
He fulfilled your will by becoming one of us
and giving his life on the cross.

Help us to bear witness to you
by following his example of suffering
and make us worthy to share in his resurrection.

We ask this through 
our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Opening Prayer, Passion Sunday.