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Luke 22:39-51

39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

45 When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. 46 “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”

47 While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, 48 but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”

49 When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, “Lord, should we strike with our swords?” 50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear.

51 But Jesus answered, “No more of this!” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.

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Leader: The word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

The Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy,
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

The Expanded Lord's Prayer

Our Father, Holy Father, Abba Father, in the heavens,
Hallowed, holy, sacred be your name.
From the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same,
The name of the Lord is to be praised.
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of hosts,
The whole earth is full of your glory.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty,
Who was and is and is to come.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Thy government come, thy politics be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Thy reign and rule come, thy plans and purposes be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
May we be an anticipation of the age to come.
May we embody the reign of Christ here and now.

Give us day by day our daily bread.
Provide for the poor among us.
As we seek first your kingdom and your justice,
May all we need be provided for us.

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.
Transform us by the Holy Spirit into a forgiving community of forgiven sinners.
Lead us not into trouble, trial, tribulation or temptation.
Be mindful of our frame, we are but dust,
We can only take so much.
Lead us out of the wilderness into the promised land that flows with milk and honey,
Lead us out of the badlands into resurrection country.
Deliver us from evil and the evil one.
Save us from Satan, the accuser and adversary.
So that no weapon formed against us shall prosper.
So that every tongue that rises against us in accusation you will condemn.
So that every fiery dart of the wicked one is extinguished by the shield of faith.
So that as we submit to you and resist the devil, the devil flees.
So that as we draw near to Jesus Christ lifted up,
His cross becomes for us the axis of love expressed in forgiveness,
That refounds the world;
And the devil, who became the false ruler of the fallen world,
Is driven out from among us.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.

The Trinity Prayer

Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, set up your Kingdom in our midst.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Holy Spirit, breath of the living God, renew me and all your world.

The Prayer for Peace

O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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