Sunday, March 24, 2013

Holy Week: A New Life

Lenten Prayers for Hungry People
Readings, prayers, and actions to help you and your family observe Lent in 2013—prepared by Bread for the World

Holy Week March 24-30
Jesus Suffers Death

Isaiah 50:4-9a
Philippians 2:5-11
Psalm 31:9-16
Luke 22:14-23:56

These are the scripture readings appointed for Passion Sunday/Palm Sunday.

Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last. When the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God and said, “Certainly this man was innocent.”
—Luke 23:46-47

But I trust in you, O Lord …. My times are in your hand …. Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your steadfast love.
—Psalm 31:14a, 15a, 16

Photo: Rene Ronquillo
O God, your Son gives up his life for us so that we might live in your steadfast love. May we so trust the new life you give to us that we never grow weary in helping those in need create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Amen.

The weeks following Easter are an ideal time to participate in Bread for the World’s 2013 Offering of Letters. Each year, individuals, congregations, and campus groups conduct letter-writing events— to persuade Congress to continue and improve programs vital to hungry people. For tips about organizing an Offering of Letters—as well as sample letters and background information— visit or call 1-800-822-7323, ext. 1072.

Links to scripture are from New Revised Standard Version
Woodcuts were created by Helen Siegl, a longtime Bread for the World member

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