Prayers for Maunday Thursday

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.

What shall I return to the LORD
for all his goodness to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the LORD.
I will fulfill my vows to the LORD
in the presence of all his people.

Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of his faithful servants.
Truly I am your servant, LORD;
I serve you just as my mother did;
you have freed me from my chains.
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you
and call on the name of the LORD.
I will fulfill my vows to the LORD
in the presence of all his people,
in the courts of the house of the LORD—
in your midst, Jerusalem.

Hallelujah!

(Psalm 119:1-2, 12-19 [NIV])

Almighty and merciful God,
On this night,
Jesus washed the feet of his disciples
to show us the dignity of service.
In sharing a final meal with his disciples
he established a new covenant for all people,
and taught us the true meaning of friendship.
May his example be a guide for us,
may the spirit of his love speak to our hearts
and feed our spirit.
Amen

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
(John 15:13 [NKJV])

Today’s Affirmation:

“I follow God’s example of True Love.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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