Presbytery of the Miami Valley

Holy Week

April 10, 2020
Holy Week 2020

Ministries within the Presbytery of the Miami Valley are collaborating to provide devotional material for each day of Holy Week. Please feel free to share this material with others.

Good Friday

Scripture: Matthew 26:36-46

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. Then he said to them, "I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me." And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want." Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, "So, could you not stay awake with me one hour? Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Again he went away for the second time and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done." Again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. So leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words. Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up, let us be going. See, my betrayer is at hand."


Today's reflection is from the Rev. Brian Lee. He serves Immanuel Korean Presbyterian Church in Centerville.

Holy Week 2020 | Good Friday
Holy Week 2020 | Good Friday

Prayer: from Psalm 22

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest. Yet, you are holy! I trust you. Don't be far from me. Trouble is near and there's no one to help. Don't be far away! You are my strength! Come quick and help me! Amen.

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