Lenten Prayer

Lord, Holy Father,
show us what kind of man it is
who is hanging for
our sakes on the cross,
whose suffering causes
the rocks themselves
to crack and crumble
with compassion,
whose death brings
the dead back to life.
Let my heart crack and crumble
at the sight of him.

Let my soul break apart
with compassion for his suffering.
Let it be shattered with grief
at my sins for which he dies.
And finally let it be softened
with devoted love for him.
-St. Bonaventure