Day 85: The Trial of Christ (595-598)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we give you praise and we give you glory. We thank you. We thank you for giving us your Son. We thank you that in the midst of our brokenness your Son, Jesus Christ, He loves us. He loves us and He gives Himself up for us. That He loved us and He gave Himself up for every one of us. There is not one person on this planet who has ever lived, is living, or will live, for whom you did not die. For whom you did not rise from the dead. So we ask you, please to change our hearts, to heal our hearts, but also to heal brokenness. And whatever kind of division there is between the Christian People and the Jewish People, heal whatever kind of division there is between the People of the Covenant and the People of the New Covenant. Lord God, you love us. We also ask that you please help all of us to deep and full conversion. Those of us who profess faith in Jesus, we ask you to please knit our hearts together and help us to be fully belonging to you. And also, the Jewish People, with whom you have established your Covenant, we ask that you please bring them to knowledge of you as well. Because there is no one whom you did not die for. There is no one whom you do not live for. There is no one to whom you do not extend your Grace. So help us all to say YES to your Grace this day and every day. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”