Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Death of Christ Is Our Life

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CALL TO PRAYER
 Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
I'll lift salvation's cup, O Lord,
and on the Lord's Name call.
My vows I will pay to the Lord
before his people all.
 —Psalm 116:13-14
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
—1 Corinthians 11:26
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
When we are told to proclaim the Lord's death until he comes, what is meant is that we should, with the confession of our mouths, proclaim what our faith has recognized in the Lord's Supper: that the death of Christ is our life.
 —John Calvin, Institutes 4.17.37 (alt.)
TODAY'S PRAYER
Infinite, intimate God; this night you kneel before your friends and wash our feet. Bound together in your love, trembling, we drink your cup and watch...
 A New Zealand Prayer Book
YOUR OWN PRAYERS
Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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