The hymn we share on this Third Sunday of Lent - chanted for Lauds - calls to mind the Gospel read yesterday: the Prodigal Son. The son reminds us of the attitude we are to have before God: one of complete repentance and acknowledgment of our sins, begging for mercy before the Lord's throne. The father in the parable is meant to remind us of God the Father, Who, when we come to Him with a humble and contrite heart, runs to meet us with open arms , ready to embrace us and pour out His love upon. All we have to do is to return Him completely.
During this Third Week of Lent, let us, together, turn to the Lord with our whole heart and fall before Him in an act of adoration and reparation, pleading for His mercy.
In Prayer Together Let Us Fall
In prayer together let us fall,
And cry for mercy, one and all,
And weep before the Judge's feet,
And His avenging wrath entreat.
Thy grace have we offended sore,
By sins O God, which we deplore,
But pour upon us from on high,
O pard'ning One, Thy clemency
Remember, thou, though frail we be,
That yet Thine handiwork are we;
Nor let the honor of Thy Name
Be by another put to shame.
We pray Thee, Holy Trinity,
One God, unchanging Unity,
That we from this our abstinence,
May reap the fruits of penitence.