The Lamb

O Lord God, You led Your ancient people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide the people of Your Church that following our Savior we may walk through the wilderness of this world toward the glory of the world to come; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen!

A Call to Return

Merciful God, You call us to turn from sin, turn to You, and live. Help us to recognize our sin for what it is, confess it to You, and then receive the forgiveness of our sins accomplished by our Lord Jesus on the cross; who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen!

Barabbas on Trial

O faithful Lord, we have rebelled against you over and over again through our thoughts, words and deeds. Yet you continue to claim us as your own because you took our place on the cross we deserved. Help us to live as your freed followers, no longer shackled by the bonds of sin, death and evil but released to share your saving message of new life with others. Allow us to lead others to you that they, too, may know the joy of knowing you. Amen!

Pilate on Trial

You are the Way, the Truth and the Life, O Lord, but so often we forget that and we stand in the way of your Truth. Help us to claim you as our King, not hiding your presence from others or washing our hands of our association with you. Give us the grace to announce to the world that you are truly the sinless Son of God who took on our sins that we might be saved. We who once were guilty are now made innocent by your blood. Let your righteousness reign in our hearts and lives forever. Amen!

Nuts and Bolts

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy, be gracious to all who have gone astray from Your ways and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of Your Word; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen!

Penitence Is…

O Lord God, You led Your ancient people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide the people of Your Church that following our Savior we may walk through the wilderness of this world toward the glory of the world to come; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen!

The Disciples on Trial

Almighty and ever-living God, you love all that you have created and you forgive the sins of those who come to you with humble and contrite hearts. Create in us clean and honest hearts, so that, as we repent of our sins, we may receive full pardon and forgiveness; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen!