PRAYER SERVICE Wednesday 24th February 2021
WEDNESDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2021 – PRAYER SERVICE
From Mark 14 Holy Thursday Night – Jesus is questioned
53 They took Jesus to the high priest; and all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes were assembled. …. many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony did not agree. …..60 Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer? What is it that they testify against you?” 61 But he was silent and did not answer.
Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?” 62 Jesus said, “I am; and ‘you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power,’
and ‘coming with the clouds of heaven.’”
63 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “Why do we still need witnesses? 64 You have heard his blasphemy! What is your decision?” All of them condemned him as deserving death.
65 Some began to spit on him, to blindfold him, and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophesy!” The guards also took him over and beat him.
Holy Thursday Night – Peter Denies Jesus Mark 14:54, 66-72
54 Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest; and he was sitting with the guards, warming himself at the fire …..
66 While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant-girls of the high priest came by. 67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she stared at him and said, “You also were with Jesus, the man from Nazareth.” 68 But he denied it, saying, “I do not know or understand what you are talking about.” And he went out into the forecourt. Then the cock crowed. 69 And the servant-girl, on seeing him, began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.” 70 But again he denied it. Then after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them; for you are a Galilean.” 71 But he began to curse, and he swore an oath, “I do not know this man you are talking about.” 72 At that moment the cock crowed for the second time. Then Peter remembered that Jesus had said to him, “Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept.”
Good Friday Morning – Jesus before Pilate
15 As soon as it was morning,….. They bound Jesus, led him away,
and handed him over to Pilate.
2 Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”
He answered him, “You say so.”
3 Then the chief priests accused him of many things. 4 Pilate asked him again, “Have you no answer? See how many charges they bring against you.” 5 But Jesus made no further reply, so that Pilate was amazed……..
————– 12 Pilate spoke to (the people) again, “Then what do you wish me to do with the man you call the King of the Jews?”
13 They shouted back, “Crucify him!”
14 Pilate asked them, “Why, what evil has he done?”
But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him!”
15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them;
and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.
1 Peter 2:21-24
“For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you,
leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his steps.
“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”
When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly.
He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins,
we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.
INTERCESSIONS: We lovingly remember the sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which we have been healed
R/ By the merits of your Son, hear us, Lord.
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 SECOND SORROWFUL MYSTERY OF THE ROSARY
– THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR
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.