Day 34. 13 April. The Last Week- Peter’s Denial

Day 29. 8 April. The Last Week - The Plot to Kill Jesus

Luke 22.1-6

O Lord Jesus,
gentle and humble of heart,
full of compassion and maker of peace,
you lived in poverty and suffered persecution for the cause of justice.
You chose the Cross as the path to glory to show us the way of salvation.
May we receive the word of the Gospel joyfully
and live by your example as heirs and citizens of your kingdom. Amen.

~ posted on the Catholic Forum website. http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/pray0483.htm

Reflection

Day 30. 9 April. The Last Week- The Last Supper

Day 31. 10 April. The Last Week-
Peter’s Denial Predicted



Prayer at the Start of Holy Week

Holy God,
 have fed us all
out of your own generous and gracious hands.
From them, we have received welcome,
nourishment, hope, and consolation.

May these things grow in us,
alongside the gift of faith,
so that we may plant their seeds
in the world around us.

Through the Holy Spirit,
guide us in the week [days] ahead
to re-member our place
in your great and on-going story
of resurrection, redemption, and restoration
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

~ written by lutheranjulia, and posted on RevGalBlogPals. http://revgalblogpals.org/2016/03/18/friday-prayer-something-is-coming/

Luke 22.24-34


Luke 22.14-23



Reflection

Reflection

Prayer for Good Leaders

There are so many people of influence in our world, Jesus,
Those with loud voices and deep pockets,
 with large lives and wide networks.
But, where are the leaders?

As we struggle to keep our broken humanity
from splintering into countless irreparable fragments;
As we wrestle with our greed and arrogance,
our ignorance and short-sightedness,
our violence and coldness,
our carelessness and narcissism,
Where are the leaders?

Raise up for us, O God,
leaders worthy of the name,
men and women who like Christ
are unafraid of challenge,
unashamed of serving,
and unattached to their own personal gain;
men and women who like Christ
call to the best within us,
and then lead the way.

And, in our own small spheres, God,
may we be the leaders we seek.
Amen.

~ written by John van de Laar and posted on Sacredise. http://sacredise.com/

Day 33. 12 April. The Last Week. Betrayal and Arrest

Luke 22.47-53


Prayer for Holy Week

Almighty and Everlasting God,
Praise and honor to the one
who raised Lazarus from the dead,
as a foreshadow of the coming days.

Blessings and honor to the one
who marched triumphantly into Jerusalem,
who turned over the tables in the temple,
who taught his disciples to be the least of these.

Glory and power to the one
who submitted to the will of the Father,
who broke bread with the one who would betray,
who washed the feet of the one who would deny,
who healed the ear of the one who would arrest,
and in his faithfulness will win victory over sin and death.
Amen

~ written by Thomas, and posted on Everyday Liturgy. http://everydayliturgy.com/

Reflection

Day 32. 11 April. The Last Week- The Mount of Olives

Litany for Good Friday

Jesus you took bread and broke it,
You shared it with your friends.
As you were broken to feed us with the bread of life.
Jesus you took wine and poured it out,
Grapes crushed and drained of life.
As you were crushed and drained of your life blood.
Jesus you prayed fervently in agony of spirit, that God’s cup of suffering might pass away.
Your sweat fell like drops of blood yet you endured the pain.
You hung upon a tree and were crucified for us,
But looked in compassion on your murderers.
Look too in compassion on we who caused your suffering and your death.
Jesus you died for us and fell as a seed into the ground,
Knowing that your death would produce a plentiful harvest of new life.

May we too be willing to die to ourselves
that others may find true and eternal life.

~ written by Christine Sine, and posted on Godspace. http://godspace-msa.com/

Luke 22.39-45


Reflection

Luke 22.54-62


Prayer for Assurance of Grace

God of Passion,
on this day of betrayal and death,
we remember those times we have been part of the crowd seeking our best interest over what is right and good.

God of Fidelity,
on this day of fear and denial,
we remember those times when we choose the path of safety loyalty to your Way.

God of Constant Presence,
on this day of despair and loss,
we remember the ways we have wandered away
from your presence,
only to complain that we are abandoned.

God of the Cross,
for all the ways we have missed the mark,
all the ways we have come up short,
forgive us.

Through your Grace bring us back into relationship.
Help us find the path again….

Even in the face of betrayal and rebellion,
even in the face of death and denial,
even in the face of fear and despair,
God's Grace knows no bounds.

We ARE forgiven,
we ARE called back into relationship,
we ARE set back on the path that leads to the Realm of God.

Thanks be to God. Amen.

~ posted by Rev Gord on his blog, Worship Offerings. http://worshipofferings.blogspot.ca/

Reflection

5th Sunday in Lent

We thank you, heavenly Father,

that you have delivered us from the power of darkness

and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:

we pray that

as by his death he has recalled us to life,

so by his presence abiding in us he may raise us

to joys eternal;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Prayer of the week, APBA 1990

30 pieces of silver

Modern Last Supper

Aramaic Lord’s Prayer

The Arrest

Peter’s Denial

Jesus prays at Gesthemene

14-21 April

Holy Week

1-6 April

Lent 4