Who planned to betray Jesus
We know sadly we all carry within ourselves
The capacity to betray.
Help us to acknowledge this
recognise it and deal with it. Amen
Song “All glory Lord and honour”
Prayer for Gods help
Make me a clean heart
And renew a right Spirit within me
Give us again our joy
The Lord’s Prayer in your own language
Reading John 13v21-30
21 After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.”
22 His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant.23 One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him.24 Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, “Ask him which one he means.”
25 Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?”
26 Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.
So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.” 28 But no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him. 29 Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the festival, or to give something to the poor. 30 As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.
Prayers for people and situations you are concerned about.
Ending with…May they not fail you, nor we fail them Amen
A Song “Behold the Lamb”
God of all that gives life
Keep us and our loved ones safe this day we pray
Keep evil from without us and within
And move us on to resurrection. Amen
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