Prayers for the day as we ready for Holy Week

Reading for today:

Ps. 137, 144, 42, 43
Exodus 10:21-11:8
2 Cor. 4:14-18
Mark 10:46-52

Prayers for the day:

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 the 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.