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Jesus, Judas, and the Others / 1500-1530 (Click the picture for more information)
Reproduced from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission. A complete edition of the prayers is available though Augsburg Fortress [link].
  • Thematic
  • Almighty God,
    Your name is glorified
    even in the anguish of your Son's death.
    Grant us the courage
    to receive your anointed servant
    who embodies a wisdom and love
    that is foolishness to the world.
    empower us in witness
    so that all the world may recognize
    in the scandal of the cross the mystery of reconciliation. Amen.

    OR

    Faithful Midwife,
    as you delivered the Hebrews safely
    out of the long labor of slavery,
    so, morning by morning,
    you draw us forth into the new day.
    Surround us with a cloud of witnesses,
    and sustain us by your powerful word,
    that, in the night of loneliness and fear,
    we, being weary, may not lost heart
    but push toward the joy that is to come,
    laboring with Christ
    to give birth to your promised kingdom. Amen.

    OR

    Creator of the universe,
    you made the world in beauty,
    and restore all things in glory
    through the victory of Jesus Christ.
    We pray that, wherever your image is still disfigured
    by poverty, sickness, selfishness, war, and greed,
    the new creation in Jesus Christ may appear in justice, love, and peace,
    to the glory of your name. Amen.

    OR

    Christ our God,
    your love is poured out in death for our sakes.
    Hold us in your embrace
    as we wait for Easter's dawn.
    Comfort us with the promise that no power on earth, not even death itself,
    can separate us from your love;
    and strengthen us to wait
    until you are revealed to us
    in all your risen glory. Amen.
  • Intercessory
  • Holy God,
    who call your people to sustain the weary
    and protect the oppressed.
    Uphold us in our concern
    and strengthen us,
    that we may not only speak our prayers
    but act on behalf of their fulfillment.

    Prayers of the People, concluding with:

    Most Holy One,
    grant that we may be counted
    as members of the great cloud of witnesses
    who live with justice and compassion,
    and reveal your divine glory before all people. Amen
  • Scripture
  • Troubled God,
    in every generation
    you call your people to contend
    against the brutality of sin and betrayal.
    Keep us steadfast even in our fear and uncertainty,
    that we may follow where Jesus has led the way. Amen.
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