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Sunday 28 March 2021

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HOLY WEEK READINGS AND PRAYERS 2021

MONDAY: HOLY ZEAL And He [Jesus] was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” Mark 11:17 Scripture: Mark 11:12-19

PRAYER May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Father, help me to take an honest look at what I am passionate about. Teach me to be an authentic worshiper. Forgive me for equating busyness with a relationship with You. Help me to focus on what really matters. Help me to be a contagious Christ-follower.

TUESDAY: HOLY AUTHORITY And they said to Him, “By what authority are you doing these things…” Mark 11:28 Scripture: Mark 11:20 – 12:38

PRAYER Almighty God, You have given Jesus all authority. To Him belong all glory, honour, and praise in our lives. Help me to give You Your rightful place in my life. Transform my heart and my mind so that I live more and more each day under Your authority, submitting all to Your will and doing Your work in the world. In Jesus’ powerful name. Amen.

WEDNESDAY: HOLY SILENCE Wednesday of Holy Week, as far as the Scriptural record is concerned, is a day of mystery, a day of silence. We are left – so to speak – in the dark of Jesus’ actions. Scripture: Luke 21:37-38, 22:1-6, Psalm 145

PRAYER Father, Your Word says there is a time to be silent. Help me make time to retreat from the noise of the world, to spend quiet time with You. As we approach Good Friday and Easter Day, create in us a greater desire to sit silently in Your presence in gratitude. Amen

MAUNDY THURSDAY: HOLY SERVICE When Jesus had washed their feet and put on His outer clothing, He reclined again and said to them, “Do you know what I have done for you? You call me Teacher and Lord – and you are speaking rightly, since that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” John 13:12-14 Scripture: John 13:1-17, 34-35

PRAYER Pray the words to this beautiful prayer song by Steve and Tim Archer. “Make me like You, Lord, please make me like You. You are a servant. Make me one, too. Lord, I am willing, do what You must do, To make me like You, Lord. Please make me like You.

GOOD FRIDAY: HOLY EXCHANGE God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 Scripture: Mark 15:1-47, 2 Corinthians 5:21

PRAYER Oh God, the cross just doesn’t make sense. I guess it’s because grace doesn’t make sense. But out of the ugliness of the cross You brought the beauty of forgiveness. My only response to such grace and mercy is gratitude and surrender. Thank you that because of your sacrifice I can live free. Thank you that sin and death have been conquered. Thank you that we can say with great hope, “It is finished…”


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