Prayer of approach 2 April 2021

Lord God

King of the Universe

we gather

gather at the cross

to reflect on the gift given to us

in your Son, Christ Jesus

the gift of love which knows no bounds

neither in time nor space

nor in the length and breadth shown

on the cross


here is our God

the One who shaped stars and galaxies

the One who determined the length of the day and of the night

the One who breathed life into all living creatures

here is our God

whipped and beaten

falsely accused

sent to his death

here is our God

Christ Jesus

help us to gaze upon you

open our hearts and minds to the enormity of the cross

fill us by the power of the Holy Spirit

to offer our adoration

to bow

in awe and wonder

at the foot of the cross