The following is a Holy Week Devotional Guide organized by Hillary Ann Golden via asacredjourney.net. The opening prayers for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are taken from prayers previously posted on this blog. May God continue to bless you through this Holy Week as we prepare to praise the Risen Christ! You can download this free devotional guide here.
The following Call to Worship is from Rev. Teri Peterson of the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL One: God has called us together to worship and work All: young and old, men and women, newcomer and charter member. One: God has called us together to love and to serve All: introverts and extroverts, leaders and followers. One: God has called us together to teach and to learn All: faithful and doubting, hopeful and despairing, wise and foolish. One: God has called us together to praise and to pray All: singer and speaker and hearer, healer and in need of healing. One: God has called us together to be the church All: and we are filled with gifts to be God’s people!
Holy God,your love reaches the heavens and your faithfulness to the clouds. As we are gathered to proclaim this grace, send your Spirit into this holy place that we might not go forth unchanged to live as we once did. Stir within us an utterance of wisdom and wonder. Fill our lungs with a breath of your peace. Manifest in us your servants before you the courage we need to love and to serve you. Gather us here and send us all forward to follow the Christ who forever leads onward.