An intercessory Litany reflecting on Jesus' prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Lord Jesus Christ, as you prayed in the garden while experiencing real human fear,
help those whose lives are full of terror.

As you experienced real human dread for the pain and suffering yet to come,
help those who are suffering and are in pain.

As you awaited the time when you would confront religious and political authorities,
help those who lead in the world today to do so with justice and love.

As you prayed in the garden and your disciples succumbed to sleep,
help us stay awake to the world around us, and to each other.

As you made peace with God about your inevitable death on the cross
help us remember and celebrate those who have already bowed to death in our lives.
Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy.


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