Blessing, Lent & Cross

A Closing Prayer

O Risen Christ, You go down to the lowest depths of our human condition, and you burden yourself with what burdens us. Still more, you even went to the grave, To those who have died. And even when within us, We hear no whisper of your presence, You are there. Through your Holy Spirit you remain with us. Amen.  …

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Biblical, Lent & Cross

Five Prayers Of Christ As He Suffered

Hear the five prayers of Christ in his suffering.  Then pray them with Christ…   Matthew 26:39    “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not my will but Yours be done.”   Luke 23:34    “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”   Matthew 27:46    “My God, my…

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Lent & Cross, Prayer Of Church

Taize Prayers Of The Church

Christ Jesus, your life was not spectacular: You carried a cross – help us to walk your road.   (pause – or response)   Christ Jesus, you learned faithfulness in suffering, You have become our source of eternal life.   (pause – or response)   Christ Jesus, when wounded you did not make threats, Show us how to forgive to…

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Lent & Cross

Ash Wednesday – Walter Bruggemann

Marked By Ashes   Ruler of the Night, Guarantor of the day . . . This day — a gift from you. This day — like none other you have ever given, or we have ever received. This Wednesday dazzles us with gift and newness and possibility. This Wednesday burdens us with the tasks of the day, for we are already halfway…

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