Feb 28, 2012

Maundy Thursday Intercessions

Here is a prayer of intercession for Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday).  It comes from the Oremus website.

Prayer of Intercession for Holy Thursday
(based on John 13:1-20; 17:1-26)

Father,
on this, the night he was betrayed,
your Son Jesus Christ washed his disciples' feet.
We commit ourselves to follow his example
of love and service.

Lord, hear us
and humble us.

On this night, he prayed for his disciples to be one.
We pray for the unity of your Church...

Lord, hear us
and unite us.

On this night, he prayed for those who were to believe
through their ministry.
We pray for the mission of your Church...

Lord, hear us
and renew our zeal.

On this night, he commanded them to love,
but suffered rejection himself.
We pray for the rejected and unloved...

Lord, hear us
and fill us with your love.

On this night, he reminded them that if the world hated them
it hated him first.
We pray for those who are persecuted for their faith...

Lord, hear us
and give us your peace.

— posted on the Oremus website. http://www.oremus.org/

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