Contemplations During Holy Week

The following excerpts are taken from the Contemplative Services taking place during Holy Week:

Holy Monday

‘Those who choose to do my will will receive from me a memorial and a name in my own house and within my walls; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.’ – Isaiah 56:4-5,7

Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ cleared the temple of those who desecrated the holy place. Cleanse our hearts from greed and selfishness, that we may become the temple of the living God, the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Holy Tuesday

‘Let the gospel of Christ dwell among you in all its richness: teach and instruct one another with all the wisdom it gives you.’ – Colossians 3:16

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. May our lives be so transformed by his passion that we may witness to his grace; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Holy Wednesday

‘God, hear my cry; listen to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to you with fainting heart; lift me up and set me high on a rock.’ – Psalm 61:1-2

Lord God, your Son our Saviour gave his body to be whipped and turned his face for men to spit upon. Give your servants grace to accept suffering for his sake, confident of the glory that will be revealed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen