(Photo: Lindy Twaddle)
Just as he was speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, appeared. With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders.
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard.” Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Rabbi!” and kissed him. The men seized Jesus and arrested him.
Many bulls surround me;
strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
Roaring lions that tear their prey
open their mouths wide against me.
2 Timothy 4:11
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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
From the blog: 2017 Windows on Holy Week
(with photos of the Holy Land by Kate McDonald)