Here you will find prayers and reflections for Holy Week. I hope you find something to draw you deeper into these days leading into Easter.
Note that in all responsive prayers, the Leader's words are shown in plain text, and the People's response in bold italic.

Tenebrae – A Poem for Holy Week by Tom Robb

 Tenebrae

I.           Good Friday; Lent is all but finished.
             I am, curiously, uninvolved – no emotional
             Connection.   What meaning has it this year?
             I look around, distracted, barely attentive.
             My wife sits beside me, eyes closed, praying.
             No prayerful sorrow wells up within me – nothing.
             Relentlessly banal, I spiral inward – tirelessly
             Self-absorbed – an itch here, a stray thought there.

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A Love That Saves

Margaret D. McGeeA Love That Saves

Homily for Wednesday in Holy Week

by
Margaret D. McGee

 

The Psalm sets the tone and lets us know right up front what kind of mess we’re in. “Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. [Read more…]

A Prayer for Holy Week

Braided CrossDear God,

 

Grant me the courage

not to run from fear,

but to walk in love. [Read more…]

A Love That Saves

Image for Holy Week courtesy of Gary Gocek  A Love That Saves

Homily for Wednesday in Holy Week

by

Margaret D. McGee

The Psalm sets the tone and lets us know right up front what kind of mess we’re in. “Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire … the flood sweeps over me … shame has covered my face … I am the subject of gossip for those who sit in the gate, and the drunkards make songs about me.”

Shame, and fear of shame. This is a hard place to go, and I don’t want to go there. [Read more…]

A Love Story

Left Baby FootA Love Story

Homily for Maundy Thursday

by
Margaret D. McGee

Tonight, we hear a love story. At the story’s end, our God and Creator is visible, real and present, at a supper table, among a circle of friends. [Read more…]