We adore you, O Christ,
and we praise you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
During the meal
Jesus took the bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to his
disciples. “Take this and eat it,”
he said, “this
is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to
“All of you
must drink from it,” he said, “for this is my blood, the blood
of the covenant, to be poured out in
many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink
this fruit of the vine from now until the
day when I
drink it new with you in my Father’s reign.”
Heavenly Father, will we ever
understand all that Jesus has done for us? As he gathered with
for the last time before he died, he
washed their feet to teach us that we must serve each other.
And then while at table, breaking
bread and sharing the cup, Jesus offered the gift of himself to
his disciples – and to us.
In the midst of the problems and
pains of our lives, it is easy to forget that we must serve as
As he gave himself to us in the
Eucharist, nourish and sustain us that we might share his life
and his love with others.
We ask this in the name of Jesus.
Lord Jesus, crucified and risen,
have mercy on us.
Station 2 ~ The
Agony in the Garden