Pulpit Notes: A Prayer for Maundy Thursday
Lord, so often I feel as though I am in the Upper Room.
I hear those piercing words, “One of you will betray Me,” and I know not what to do, but put my hand into the bowl. Jesus, my greatest need is Your forgiveness; my greatest task, to forgive. God, forgiveness is Your power to break the chains of human sin and strife, the power by which Christ has conquered the grave. Lord Jesus, extend Your mercy to me this day, that, withdrawing my hand and heart from sin, I might be kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving of others, as You have forgiven me. Grant me courage not to run from the table, but to partake of the bread broken and the cup poured; reconciled to You and redeemed for Your ministry of reconciliation. Amen.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps