Prayer for Maundy Thursday – 1 Corinthians 11: 23 -26

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition

 23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for[a] you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

O God, your love is embodied in Jesus Christ,
who washed disciples’ feet on the night of his betrayal.
Wash us from the stain of sin,
so that, in hours of danger, we may not fail,
but follow your Son through every trial,
and praise him always as Lord and Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever. Amen.

Adapted from the Book of Common Worship  PCUSA

Photos by JBR – Altar of Notre Dame Cathedral – Montreal, Canada ~ Last Supper and Betrayal Window at St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland