Sunday, March 22
Luke 22:42 Father, if you are willing take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.
Prayer: O Jesus, you always chose the will of God.
Thought for the day: In prayer we must often wrestle with our self before God.
Monday, March 23
Luke 22:48 But Jesus asked him, ‘Judas, are you betraying the son of Man with a kiss?”
Prayer: God, give us strength to remain ever loyal to your son, Jesus.
Thought for the day: Traitors are rarely strangers.
Tuesday, March 24
Luke 23:3 So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?”
Prayer: O God, let us have the wisdom to see who Jesus is.
Thought for the day: One day each of us shall stand before Jesus.
Wednesday, March 25
Luke 23:21 But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”
Prayer: God, save us from the madness of mob violence.
Thought for the day: The madness of mob violence is a contagion that spreads like fire.
Thursday, March 26
Luke 23:26 As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.
Prayer: Jesus, we remember Simon walked away from the cross but you could not.
Thought for the day: At the end of the Via Dolorosa Simon laid down a cross and Jesus took it up.
Friday, March 27
Luke 23: 34 Jesus said “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Prayer: Jesus, in your dying hours your mission to save humanity was on your heart.
Thought for the day: In the games of chance it is possible to lose far more than one’s wager.
Saturday, March 28
Luke 23:44 it was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.
Prayer: O God, the heavenly bodies draped the world in mourning garb when Jesus died upon the cross.
Thought for the day: Is something to be learned from the behavior of animals during a lunar eclipse?