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Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them. They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
Dogs surround me,
a pack of villains encircles me;
they pierce my hands and my feet.
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers.
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