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Thursday, 24 March 2016

HOLY WEEK: THURSDAY PRAYERS + READINGS 24.3.16


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HOLY WEEK:  MAUNDY THURSDAY
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After he had washed their feet, taken back his clothes and returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me ‘Rabbi’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because I am. Now if I, the Lord and Rabbi, have washed your feet, you also should wash each other’s feet.  For I have set you an example, so that you may do as I have done to you. Yes, indeed! I tell you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is an emissary greater than the one who sent him.
John 13.12-16


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Father,
in the sharing of a meal,
in the washing of feet,
Your Son has shown us a new way of life.
May You grant, by the power of Your Holy Spirit,
these signs of our life in faith
may speak to our hearts,
feed our spirits,
and refresh our bodies.
In the name of the One who is our Example.  Amen.




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On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread  and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.”  For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.
l Corinthians 11. 23-26

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May we recognize the example set by our Lord Jesus' in breaking the bread.
May we too, live the broken life.
Broken and Given.
In remembrance of Him.
Amen.
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Scripture Readings:
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Jeremiah 31.31-34  |  Psalm 116.10-17  |  Hebrews 10.16-25  |  Luke 22.7-20


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Lord,
Your love and life is poured out in death for our sakes.
Hold us in Your embrace
as we wait for Easter's dawn.
Comfort us with the promise that no power on earth,
not even death itself,
can separate us from Your love,
and strengthen us to wait
for Your victory when
You are revealed to us
in all Your glory.
In Your victorious name we pray.  Amen.

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1 comment:

Cathy Keller said...

Blessings to you! Happy Easter!

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