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Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. “But not during the festival,” they said, “or the people may riot.”
But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
1 Peter 2:1-3
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Prayer for Holy Week
“Can you be baptised with the baptism I must be baptised with?”
Lord, we seek to feel your sadness,
we seek to share your tears.
O Christ, help us to become one with you.
In your defenceless love,
teach us the grace of self-offering.
In your weakness,
teach us the grace of acceptance.
In your betrayal,
teach us the grace of forgiveness.
In your testings,
teach us the grace of believing.
source: Prayer Rhythms: Fourfold patterns for each day
(The Celtic Prayer Book, Volume One), by Ray Simpson, p. 288