Lord God, You loved this world so much, That you gave your one and only Son, That we might be called your children too.
Lord God, Jesus cried out to you on the cross, “Why have you forsaken me?” You seemed so far from his cry And from his distress. Those who stood at the foot of the cross Wondered where you were, As they saw Jesus mocked and shamed and killed. Where were you then?
Lord God, You sent your Son into the world, And before his hour had come, He washed his disciples’ feet. You had given all things into his hands. He had come from you, and was going to you, And what did he do? He knelt down on the floor, And washed his friends’ feet.
Lord God, We tremble to think That it was one of Jesus’ own friends who betrayed him. One who sat by him, who broke bread with him.
Lord God, The message of the cross is difficult to take. How can death give way to life? How can weakness be strength? Yet your word says that Jesus, being God, Took on human flesh And suffered the worst kind of death. How can this be?
Lord God, Often we cannot discern what is best: When to pour out costly perfume for your sake, Even if the world thinks it a waste.
Lord God, I give you thanks, for you are good, and your mercy is endless. Here I stand, at the start of this holy week, This week in which your church remembers Jesus’ passion and death, And I am distracted by many things.
Lord God, On the Sabbath, Jesus rested. He was in the grave. He had finished his work. To most people’s eyes, It looked as if it were all over.
Here are 8 meaningful prayers, one for each day from Palm Sunday to Easter, to walk you through Holy Week.