Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — Seeing the Passion

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Prayer for Tuesday in Holy Week         Book of Common Prayer (Public Domain)

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an
instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life:
Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly
suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior
Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Gospel                                              John 12:20-36

The First Reflection

The request of the non-Jewish leaders was to see Jesus. What do you see as you watch Jesus and the others in this scene?

Today, focus deeply on the sights in this story, those named, and those you can imagine you would see  if you were in the scene. Become aware of all these sights speak, how they orient you and others present in space and time. Give yourself time to write down all you heard, then share what you heard with those with whom you are sharing this time of reflection.

The Prophet                                           Isaiah 49:1-7

The Second Reflection

After reading or hearing the words of the prophet, what else do you now hear in the gospel reading? Give yourself time to write down your additional reflections, then share what you heard with those with whom you are sharing this time of reflection. 

The Intercessions                                  Prayers of the People at Morning Prayer (BOW, alt)     

Together, let us pray
    for the people of this congregation… See us, and help us see and love.
    for those who suffer and those in trouble…  See us, and help us see and love.
    for the concerns of this local community... See us, and help us see and love.
    for the world, its peoples, and its leaders…  See us, and help us see and love.
    for the earth you have given to our care…  See us, and help us see and love.
    for the Church universal—its leaders, its members, and its mission… See us, and help us see and love.
    in communion with the saints….  See us, and help us see and love.

In the name of Jesus, who taught us to pray:
The Lord’s Prayer

Prayer for Tuesday in Holy Week       Book of Common Prayer (Public Domain)

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an
instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life:
Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly
suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior
Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Offer signs of peace to one another, and part in silence.

Monday through Wednesday resources are designed to help you and those with whom you choose to gather to spend time with the scriptures for each day, particularly the gospel reading, and to get deeply in touch with the events of that day through a particular sensory mode. Monday will be about hearing. Tuesday will be about seeing. Wednesday will be about physical sensation, including touch.