The collect for the third Sunday in Lent
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The prayer after communion for the second Sunday in Lent:
Almighty God, you see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A special prayer for this time:
Almighty God, have mercy upon your people in the face of this disease. Turn back, we pray, the spread of infection, and save us. Bless and heal those who suffer, and bring them safely through their illness. Give to those who are infected courage and wisdom to protect those around them, and grace and trust to ask for help and prayer. Bless the work of the medical and emergency services- keep them safe, and prosper the work of their hands in the prevention, treatment and cure of this disease. Guide us and all your church in our love and care for one another. This we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.