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The Extended Lectionary Project

The Extended Lectionary supplements the texts from the Revised Common Lectionary (the most commonly used lectionary) with additional texts, covering the entire Bible in three years.

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This Week's Extended Lectionary Texts

Psalm 117-118
Mark 11:1-11

Psalm 36
Isaiah 42:1-9
Heb. 9:11-15
John 12:1-11

Psalm 71
Isaiah 49:1-7
I Cor. 1:18-31
John 12:20-36

Psalm 70
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Heb. 12:1-3
John 13:21-32

Psalm 116
Exodus 12:1-14
I Cor. 11:23-26
John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Psalm 22
Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Heb 10:16-25
John 18:1-19:42

Psalm 31
Job 14:1-14
I Peter 4:1-8
Matthew 27:57-66

Prayer for this Week

"Living God, in your tender love, you sent your Son to take our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us an example of great humility: Help us to walk in the way of his suffering, so that we can share in his resurrection. Amen."

Monday in Holy Week
Almighty God, whose dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other that the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Tuesday in Holy Week
O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Wednesday in Holy Week
Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his body to be whipped and his face to be spit upon: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Maundy Thursday
Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Good Friday
Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Holy Saturday
O God, Creator of heaven and earth:  Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer Guide for Lent

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“Deliver Us” – A Pr...

Advent Candles
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To Hear the Prophets – A Prayer...

Advent Candles
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Advent Candles
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United in Christ – A Prayer for...

Prayer for the Week
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Prayer for the Week
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