A.D. 2021 March 7
The Third Sunday in Lent
Celebrant: Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.
People: His mercy endures for ever.
Heavenly Father, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you: Look with compassion upon the heartfelt desires of your servants, and purify our disordered affections, that we may behold your eternal glory in the face of Christ Jesus; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Sunday, Holy Day and Commemoration Lectionary — Year B
Daily Office Lectionary
You bid your faithful people cleanse their hearts, and prepare with joy for the Paschal feast; that, fervent in prayer and in works of mercy, and renewed by your Word and Sacraments, they may come to the fullness of grace which you have prepared for those who love you.
Perpetua and Her Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 203