Observing the Holy Week this 2021 may be more significant than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to challenge our strength, patience, and more importantly, faith.
Through this annual time of devotion commemorating the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus though, one can always reflect on the depth of God’s love for His people by acknowledging wrongdoings, sharing the gift of love, and living joyfully.
To help you navigate this solemn but precarious period, we’ve compiled some Holy Week prayers from Father Tito Caluag’s prayer and devotional book “Give Thanks and Praise, ”which can serve as a guide in observing this special week in Christian faith:
Lord, you gave us the Mass as a special gift for us to remember Your love. You once told us, “Do this in remembrance of me.” I know that remembering Your love is my way of connection to You. You make me feel loved through the people who loves me and constantly makes sacrifices for me. Help me learn to give love in return. May I remain “rooted and grounded in love.” Your love. Amen.
Jesus, forgive me for my sins for which You offered Yourself on the Cross. Help me remember that sacrifices You made and the people I love just so I’ll have a good life. Forgive me if I fail to recognize these sometimes. Forgive me if I fail to value Your love. Today, help me remember again how much you truly love me and may this transform me to love you in return. Amen.
Risen Lord, send me your Spirit. Keep my renewed relationship with you alive. Like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, my journey with You this Lent and this Holy Week, rekindled the fire of love in my heart. I am renewed by your Spirit. Help me live joyfully and make me a witness of the power of your love. Amen.
“Give Thanks and Praise” published by ABS-CBN Books can be purchased via Lazada and Shopee for P225, while its e-book version can be availed in Amazon, Kobo, Scribd, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
The ABS-CBN Chaplain’s upcoming ABS-CBN Books offering “Only Your Grace,” a year-long prayer and reflection program for a more intimate and personalized approach to spirituality, can also be pre-ordered by sending an email to email@example.com.