Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Prayer for Maundy Thursday, April 5, 2012


According to the Gospel of Mark, on Thursday of Holy Week Jesus shared in the Passover meal with his twelve disciples. During the meal, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me” to which they individually responded, “Surely, not I?”

Give us courage, O God, to look deep into our hearts in order to look for ways in which we might be tempted to betray our Lord, however painful that process might be.

Guard us, O God, against a misguided zealotry or a misunderstanding discipleship that could cause us to betray our Lord by trying to shape him in our image of power, control, and manipulation rather than letting him shape us in his image of love, service, and sacrifice.

Keep us, O God, from sharing in the fellowship of his table but then breaking that fellowship in the ways we represent him in the world.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.


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