Prayer: Hebrews 12: 1-3

Here’s a prayer of petition inspired by Hebrews 12: 1-3.  It comes from the Catholic Sensibility website.

Prayer of Petition
(inspired by Hebrews 12: 1-3)

Surround us, O God, we pray,
by so great a cloud of witnesses,
rid us of every burden and sin that clings to us,
and strengthen us to run the race that lies before us.
Help us fix our eyes on Jesus, your Son,
the leader and perfecter of faith,
who endured the cross,
and now has taken his seat at your right hand.
Through this wood, lift us up with Christ,
and inspire us, your people,
to follow in his footsteps,
now and forever.

~ from At the Foot of the Cross, posted on the Catholic Sensibility website.