A crossbearer accompanied by two candlebearers may stand in front of each station as it is announced. Minister: We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. All: Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. Minister: God of power and mercy, in love you sent your Son that we might be cleansed of sin and live with you forever. Bless us as we gather to reflect on his suffering and death that we may learn from his example the way we should go.
We ask this through that same Christ, our Lord. All: Amen. Reader: Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray.
Christian meditation is essential
Then he said to them, "My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me. He said to Peter, "So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test.
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The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Reader: Then, while [Jesus] was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs, who had come from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders.
Guided Prayer and Reflection
His betrayer had arranged a signal with them, saying, "the man I shall kiss is the one; arrest him and lead him away securely. At this they laid hands on him and arrested him. Mark Minister: Lord, grant us the courage of our convictions that our lives may faithfully reflect the good news you bring. Reader: When day came the council of elders of the people met, both chief priests and scribes, and they brought him before their Sanhedrin. They said, "If you are the Messiah, tell us," but he replied to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe, and if I question, you will not respond.
But from this time on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God. We have heard it from his own mouth. Reader: Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. One of the maids came over to him and said, "You too were with Jesus the Galilean. Then Peter remembered the word that Jesus had spoken: "Before the cock crows you will deny me three times.
Matthew Minister: Lord, grant us the gift of honesty that we may not fear to speak the truth even when difficult. Reader : The chief priests with the elders and the scribes, that is, the whole Sanhedrin, held a council.
Prayer & other Spiritual Practices
They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate. For those of you who are not familiar with the Rosary and would like to know how to pray it, details can be found here. We're all guilty of that. Thus, we wish to provide for our readers a scriptual rosary, printed in the pages linked below to help you, bead by bead, in meditating on the wonderous events in the lives of our Lord and our Lady!
The idea is simple: when coming to each bead, read the short verse that accompanies it for inspiration. Many of these come from an old Vigil Prayer book we've used to great success. Hopefully, they will help you not only to pray the rosary more, but also to look in scripture for other such verses that may inspire your meditations in this wonderful prayer! So we hope. So may it be! To help fill the vacuum, I turned to prayer — asking for When I was seven years old, my life changed drastically and forever.
Until then, I had been very close to my father.
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One night, suddenly and unexpectedly, he passed away — Since I turned 70, I have become short-tempered. I feel worthless when God seems to ignore my desires to serve the kingdom.
I also feel hopeless when social inequities such as Cortney and her son on an amusement park ride Cortney and her son on a mission Read More. Sign in with Upper Room. Sign in with Facebook. Don't have an account? Click here to create an account and sign in.
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