Morning Prayer: 22 March – John 13:21-33, 36-38 ~ one of you will betray me

Tuesday of Holy Week

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening Sentence

Lord, plead my case; from deceitful and cunning men rescue me.

Morning Reading: John 13:21-33, 36-38 (NLT)

Now Jesus was deeply troubled, and he exclaimed, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me!”

The disciples looked at each other, wondering whom he could mean. The disciple Jesus loved was sitting next to Jesus at the table. Simon Peter motioned to him to ask, “Who’s he talking about?” So that disciple leaned over to Jesus and asked, “Lord, who is it?”

Last Supper betray me

Jesus responded, “It is the one to whom I give the bread I dip in the bowl.” And when he had dipped it, he gave it to Judas, son of Simon Iscariot. When Judas had eaten the bread, Satan entered into him. Then Jesus told him, “Hurry and do what you’re going to do.” None of the others at the table knew what Jesus meant. Since Judas was their treasurer, some thought Jesus was telling him to go and pay for the food or to give some money to the poor. So Judas left at once, going out into the night.

As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory, and God will be glorified because of him. And since God receives glory because of the Son, he will give his own glory to the Son, and he will do so at once. Dear children, I will be with you only a little longer. And as I told the Jewish leaders, you will search for me, but you can’t come where I am going.

Morning Prayer

Christ my Savior: you have redeemed me by your death and resurrection, have mercy on me.

+ You endured the passion and entered into glory; lead me by way of the cross into eternal life.
+ Your heart was pierced with a lance; heal the wounds of my human weakness.
+ You made your cross the tree of life; share your victory with me.
+ You gave salvation to the repentant thief; pardon all my sins.

Almighty God, have mercy on me. Grant that I, who am constantly betrayed by my own weaknesses, may draw the breath of new life from the passion and death of your Only-Begotten Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

“I Give You My Heart” – Hillsong

Closing Sentence

Lord, you have defended the cause of my soul; you have redeemed my life, Lord my God.

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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