Wednesday, Lent V

“Lord, grant us to imitate life in the heavens, so that we may also wish the same things that You do. So, help our tired mood that wishes to do Your will yet is hindered by body ailment. Reach out Your hand to those who are eager to run, but are forced to limp. The soul has wings but is weighed down by the flesh, she wishes to be agile towards the heavens yet is dragged towards secular things from the passions of the flesh. However, when Your help, my God, is at hand, that which is extremely impossible becomes possible. Therefore, may Your will also be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” ~St. John Chrysostom