Invited to a Modern Last Supper

One Verb Prayers in Response to Jesus’ Journey to the Cross: Invite

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Welcome to Holy Week Thursday

I’ve written a daily prayer matched to one Jesus event during Holy Week week. So join me in praying One Verb Prayers in Response to Jesus’ Holy Week Journey to the Cross. 

Today’s verb is Invite from Mark 14: 22-26:

While they were eating, Jesus took bread. He gave thanks and broke it. He handed it to his disciples and said, “Take it. This is my body.”

Then he took a cup. He gave thanks and handed it to them. All of them drank from it.

“This is my blood of the covenant,” he said to them. “It is poured out for many. What I’m about to tell you is true. I won’t drink wine with you again until the day I drink it in God’s kingdom.”

Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.

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So much happened on Maundy Thursday. Jesus gave the command to love, ate with a leper, and was anointed with expensive perfume; he was betrayed, celebrated a meal with his disciples, and washed their feet; he prayed a heart-wrenching prayer, and was then arrested. The thing we remember best is the meal, the Last Supper. This is a key event in Jesus’ life, and not only because it became a sacrament. But it shows Jesus’ ability to turn ordinary things holy, a meal, foot washing, bread, wine, and us! As I reread the story I was reminded just like the other sinners at the table, I too am invited to sup with Jesus. We all are invited.

Son of Man,

Invite me to your sacred table of grace, forgiveness, provision, fellowship, calling, joy, sorrow, and transformation.

In the name of the Father, Spirit, and Son, Amen

If you missed the previous One Verb Prayers find Monday’s One Verb Prayer here and Tuesday’s here. Wednesday’s is here.

Also read a different picture of the Last Supper: This Day In History: A Last Meal Fit For A King–And You

2 thoughts on “One Verb Prayers in Response to Jesus’ Journey to the Cross: Invite”

  1. Georgie Ann Kettig

    as I read this meditation on Holy Thursday, some of my favorite words of Christ came back to me ~ “I call you friends”,…

    so, I looked them up, and came to the beautiful chapter John 15 ~ which is worth a complete read,… in it Jesus talks about himself, being the vine, and that the disciples/(we) are the branches, if we “remain in him”,… very awesome,… He speaks of His Father as being the vine-dresser, and mentions that we are no longer in the relationship of being called “servants”, but we are considered “friends”,… I have always loved this,… thank you, again,… (-:

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