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Abiding in Christ: Holy Week

Abiding in Christ: Holy Week

Day 1 (Monday, Mar. 21)

READ & REFLECT: John 13:1-30

Loving Father,
What a great mystery that you have entered into the suffering of your rebellious people by sending your Son. Jesus, you set aside your heavenly glory, took on human flesh, and came not to be served, but to serve. You willingly experienced betrayal by those closest to you, which cost you everything on the cross. What else can explain this but love? Help us marvel at your love for us this Holy Week. Amen.

Day 2 (Tuesday, Mar. 22)

READ & REFLECT: John 13:31–15:17

Kind Father,
There is no greater kindness that humanity can experience than to know you, our God. By your mercy you have revealed yourself through your Son, and opened our eyes to see him by your Spirit. You have made a way through Jesus for sinners to have eternal life. May we abide in you this Holy Week—in your love and in your word, and so bear much fruit for your glory. Amen.

Day 3 (Wednesday, Mar. 23)

READ & REFLECT: John 15:18–16:33

Powerful Father,
Though this world hates you and your Son, and therefore wars against your children, help us to trust in your power this Holy Week. Thank you that you are present by your Spirit, to guide us in truth and convict the world; that your Son has overcome the world and gives peace amid our tribulation; and that he is coming again to bring joy out of the sorrow of this broken world. Give us strength to persevere in him. Amen.

Day 4 (Maundy Thursday, Mar. 24)

READ & REFLECT: John 17:1–18:27

Glorious Father,
There is no fuller demonstration of your worthiness than the love and faithfulness of your Son. As we celebrate the Lord’s Supper on this day, may we never forget the cup Jesus willingly drank for us—your wrath against our sin. Make us one in Christ, that the world might believe that you have sent Jesus. Amen.

Day 5 (Good Friday, Mar. 25)

READ & REFLECT: John 18:28–19:42

Sovereign Father,
As we remember the cross this Good Friday, we marvel that this terrible day was according to your eternal plan. No one took Jesus’ life that day; he willingly laid it down. May we grieve today over the sin, shame, and brokenness Christ bore for us; yet may we rejoice in the grace and forgiveness that is ours through him. Amen.

Day 6 (Holy Saturday, Mar. 26)

READ & REFLECT: Psalm 22

Faithful Father,
As we live out our days amid the sin and sorrow of this fallen world, feeling at times as though you have forsaken or forgotten us, remind us of your faithfulness, which you have proven through the events of Holy Week. And give us patience and perseverance as we look to the hope of the resurrection to come. Amen.

Day 7 (Easter Sunday, Mar. 27)

READ & REFLECT: John 20:1-31

Victorious Father,
There are no words suitable to express the wonder and glory that death has been defeated in Christ. We praise you for your power and victory; we praise you for your faithfulness and love; we praise you that you are making all things new through your Son. Receive the glory due your name this Resurrection Day. Amen.

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