Tag Archives: the cross

In the Thundering Silence

It’s Good Friday. For centuries this day was known as Black Friday, with good reason. Today we commemorate the darkest day in all of human history. PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) “Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross, part 4

Why is this night different from all other nights? On all other nights, we eat either unleavened or leavened bread, but tonight we eat only unleavened bread? On all other nights, we eat all kinds of vegetables, but tonight, we … Continue reading

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The Way of the Cross, part 1

NOTE: The Monday Prayer will publish every day during Holy Week. If the cross was the end of the story, we would have no hope. But the cross isn’t the end. Jesus didn’t escape from death; he conquered it and … Continue reading

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False Expectations

Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. –C.S. Lewis PRAYER: (From the Lectionary) “Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the … Continue reading

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In the Thundering Silence

It’s Good Friday. For centuries this day was known as Black Friday, and with good reason. Today we commemorate the darkest day in all of human history. It’s a good day for prayer! PRAYER: (from the Lectionary) Almighty God, we … Continue reading

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The Come to Jesus Talk

“See, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’” —Jesus of Nazareth (Matt. 23:38-39, Luke 13:34) Human … Continue reading

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