A.D. 2023 March 26
The Fifth Sunday in Lent (Passion Sunday)
Celebrant: Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.
People: His mercy endures for ever.
Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Sunday, Holy Day and Commemoration Lectionary — Year A
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.