Prayer Service Wed. 24th March 2021 The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus
This Prayer Service includes the Gospel texts and some reflections on what are often called the ‘Seven Last Words’ of Jesus (which are high-lighted in bold type below). It will include praying the Fifth Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary.
Mark 15 22 Then they brought Jesus[d] to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull). 23 And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh; but he did not take it. 24 And they crucified him, and divided his clothes among them, casting lots to decide what each should take.
Luke 23 34Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”
25 It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. 26 The inscription of the charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.” 27 And with him they crucified two bandits, one on his right and one on his left.
Luke 23: 39 One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding[i] him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah?[j] Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into[k] your kingdom.” 43 He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
John 19 25 Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.
THE DEATH OF JESUS
Mark 15 33 When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
John 19 28 After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfil the scripture), “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.”
Luke 2346 Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”
Having said this, he breathed his last.
INTERCESSIONS: We lovingly remember the sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which we have been healed and redeemed
Various intercessions will be prayed and time will be left for all those joining online to offer their own private intercessions …
WE NOW OFFER THE FIFTH SORROWFUL MYSTERY OF THE ROSARY
– ‘THE CRUCIFIXION and DEATH of JESUS”
PRAYER before Benediction:
O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption, Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
THE DIVINE PRAISES
Blessed be God.
Blessed be his holy name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be his most precious blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most holy sacrament of the altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and immaculate conception.
Blessed be her glorious assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.
DEPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Let us pray,
Stay with us, Lord Jesus, as we go on our way;
be our companion on our way.
In your mercy, inflame our hearts and raise our hope,
so that, in union with our sisters and brothers,
we may recognize you in the scriptures
and in the breaking of bread.
You live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. Amen.
BLESSING: May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.