A Prayer for Maundy Thursday

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“It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end . . . and began to wash his disciples’ feet.”
John 13: 1, 5

Recite God’s Goodness

Precious Jesus, how great is Your love—that You would lower Yourself to a servant’s task, loving your disciples to the very end. Yet Your love extended past washing feet to laying down Your own life on the cross. What costly love to the very last drop.

Express Your Neediness

Lord Jesus, there remains still too much pride in me, too much ambition and arrogance, making me resist such humble service. If You, my Lord and master, humbly bowed in service others, may I eagerly follow Your example.

Seek His Stillness

Ponder Jesus’ sweet love compelling Him to humble servitude unto death. Abide in His love for you, and then rest in the presence of a being whose very essence is self-giving love.

Trust His Faithfulness

Lord Jesus, You were so secure in Your Father’s love and Your identity with Him that no task was too menial or lowly for You. Your love compels me to trust my whole self to You alone; let me seek not to be served but to serve. Here I am.

For Further Prayer and Study

Matthew 20:20–28 • Luke 7:44–50 • Philippians 2:1–11 • 1 Thessalonians 4:11–12

For Further Reading:

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