Wednesday of Holy Week
Grant your faithful, O Lord, we pray, to partake unceasingly of the paschal mysteries and to await with longing the gifts to come,that, persevering in the Sacraments of their rebirth, they may be led by Lenten works to newness of life. Through Christ our Lord. (Prayer over the People)
"For your sake I bear insult, and shame covers my face." - Surely it is not I, Lord?
"I have become an outcast to my brothers, a stranger to my mother's sons." Surely it is not I, Lord?
"Insult has broken my heart, and I am weak; I looked for sympathy, but there was none; for consolers, not one could I find." - Surely it is not I, Lord?
"Rather they put gall in my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink." - Surely it is not I, Lord?
"I will praise the name of God in song, and I will glorify him with thanksgiving: See you lowly ones, and be glad; you who seek God, may your hearts revive!" - Spurn not the poor, your own, who are in the bonds of our denial.