Holy Thursday: Pray with Me
Bible Passage: Matthew 26:26-30 The Last Supper “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.”
Christ's Love: Earlier this day, I give instructions to My closest disciples on how to prepare for this most holy meal, which will be My last supper. We celebrate a beautiful meal together as friends. I bless bread and break it, sharing it with My apostles and asking them to take and eat of My body. I bless wine and ask them to drink of it as My blood of the covenant, and to do all of this in remembrance of Me. I then wash the feet of my 12 friends, uniting us in service to one another. After the Last Supper, the apostles and I make a short journey to the Garden where I ask them to pray for Me and I experience My agony and suffering over my impending death. It will be near Midnight that I will be betrayed by Judas, arrested, and taken to the house of the High Priest. Until then, my gracious child, will you sit and pray with Me as I agonize over God’s plan for my life? If you are agonizing over something in your life, call out to God as I am doing now, “My father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not as I will, but as you will.” Share your struggles with Our Heavenly Father and ask for His will to be done.
(Quiet time for prayer and reflection)
Prayer: “Heavenly Father, may your will be done in my life. Lead me on the path of righteousness. Open doors that You have blessed and shut those which you know are not right for my life. Bless me that I may know and trust your will for my life.”
From The Holy Week Meditation: Inspired by the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Written by Amy Connelly
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