we contemplate the mystery of Jesus' gift of himself to us, let us pray:
Save your people, Lord.You are present in the mystery of your Cross embodied in the Eucharist. Bring all peoples into communion with your redeeming love.
Save your people, Lord.You offer the world new life in the waters of baptism.
Be present to those who are preparing for baptism.
Save your people, Lord.You strengthen the Church in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Inspire with fervor those who are preparing for confirmation.
Save your people, Lord.You anoint in your likeness new servants of the Gospel.
Renew in love all those who are ordained to the diaconate, priesthood and episcopacy.
Save your people, Lord.You unite in love those whom you have called to mirror your love for the Church in marriage.
Fortify the bonds of love that bind all married couples.
Save your people, Lord.You reconcile to God all those who have gone astray in sin.
Cleanse and heal those who desire to return to you.
Save your people, Lord.You strengthen all those who are called to adhere to your Cross in sickness. Comfort the sick and those who care for them.
Save your people, Lord.You give yourself as food for the journey to all those who face the passage from death to life.
Enlighten the dying.
Save your people, Lord.O Lord, gather us in holiness around the table of the Cross, that together we may proclaim your saving love to all the world in word and in work, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
From the Intercessions of Morning Prayer of Holy Thursday.