Prayer for a Fruitful Lent

The following prayer may be used after each meditation from this book when it is used during the forty days of Lent.

My precious and crucified Lord, I offer You this Lent.
I offer it to You with total abandonment and trust.
I offer You my prayers, sacrifices and my very life this day.
Do with me, Lord, as You will.

I pray that this Lent will be fruitful.
I know You have much to say to me and much to do in my life.
May this Lent be a time through which Your mercy is poured in abundance into my soul,
and into the souls of all Your faithful.

Dearest Lord, help me to especially see my sins, this Lent.
Humble me so that I may see clearly.
Give me courage and strength to confess my sins,
and to turn from them with all my heart.

Enlighten me with Your Holy Word, dear Lord.
Help me to come to know You and to deepen the gift of faith in my life.
Show me the plan You have for me,
and place my feet upon the path You have chosen.

My suffering Lord, I thank You for the fullness of Your perfect Sacrifice.
I thank You for holding nothing back,
giving Your life to the last drop of blood.
May I offer You my very life as a sacrifice,
trusting in Your mercy with every offering.

Keep me faithful to my Lenten promises,
and bring forth new life through these sacrifices of love.
Strengthen my prayer and make me holy.
Help me to turn to You, each day,
seeking Your sacred and pierced Heart.

Blessed Mother,
you stood by your Son in His suffering and death,
stand by me, I pray, as I journey through this life.
Pray for me and offer me to Your Son,
that He may take me into His loving embrace.

Lord, Jesus, Son of the Living God,
have mercy on me a sinner.
Lord, Jesus, Son of the Living God,
have mercy on me a sinner.
Lord, Jesus, Son of the Living God,
have mercy on me a sinner.

Mother Mary, Mother of our Crucified Lord,
pray for us who have recourse to thee.


Table of Contents


Reflection One – A Mother’s Love

Reflection Two – The Strength of the Immaculate Heart

Reflection Three – The Thoughts of the Mother of God

Reflection Four – Spiritual Friendship

Reflection Five – Total Surrender

Reflection Six – A Leap of Joy Remembered

Reflection Seven – A Lowly Servant of the Lord

Reflection Eight – Fidelity in All Things

Reflection Nine – Unwelcomed by the World

Reflection Ten – The Sword of Sorrow

Reflection Eleven – Living in Exile

Reflection Twelve – A Shared Suffering

Reflection Thirteen – A Mother’s Ponderings

Reflection Fourteen – “Do Whatever He Tells You”

Reflection Fifteen – Hearing and Observing the Word of God

Reflection Sixteen – The Greatest of Miracles

Reflection Seventeen – Entering into Jerusalem

Reflection Eighteen – “This is My Body…This is My Blood”

Reflection Nineteen – The Agony in the Garden

Reflection Twenty – The Innocence of the Lamb of God

Reflection Twenty-One – The Scourging and Mockery

Reflection Twenty-Two – “Behold, Your King!”

Reflection Twenty-Three – The Sentence of Death

Reflection Twenty-Four – The Gaze of Mother and Son

Reflection Twenty-Five – Jesus Falls

Reflection Twenty-Six – The Holy Women and Veronica

Reflection Twenty-Seven – Humiliation – Stripped of Garments

Reflection Twenty-Eight – His Hands and Feet

Reflection Twenty-Nine – Jesus is Lifted Up on the Cross

Reflection Thirty – “Father, Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do”

Reflection Thirty-One – “Today You Will be With Me in Paradise”

Reflection Thirty-Two – “Woman, Behold Your Son…Behold Your Mother”

Reflection Thirty-Three – “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?”

Reflection Thirty-Four – “I Thirst”

Reflection Thirty-Five – “It is Finished”

Reflection Thirty-Six – “Father, Into Your Hands I Commend My Spirit”

Reflection Thirty-Seven – The Earth is Shaken

Reflection Thirty-Eight – The Soldier’s Lance

Reflection Thirty-Nine – The Pietà

Reflection Forty – The Silence of the Tomb

Prayers for Holy Week and Easter

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