We invited members to write prayers inspired by “the Last Words” of Christ.
These prayers were shared each day as part of Open Church during Holy Week 2016. The text and prayers are available here..
THE FIRST WORD : “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34
THE SEVENTH WORD
Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Luke 23:46
THE SIXTH WORD
A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit John 19:29- 30
THE FIFTH WORD
“I thirst.” John 19:28
THE FOURTH WORD
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34
THE THIRD WORD Jesus said to his mother: “Woman, this is your son.” Then he said to the disciple: “This is your mother.” John 19:26-27
THE SECOND WORD
“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
THE FIRST WORD
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”