Day 38: Maundy/Holy Thursday, April 6, 2023
A Maundy Thursday Prayer for Meditation
On this holy day, Maundy Thursday, we reflect on Jesus’ “new commandment” to love one another, which he demonstrated by washing his disciples’ feet and instituting the Eucharist. “Maundy” comes from the Latin word “mandatum,” meaning “commandment.”
As we prepare to receive Holy Communion on this sacred day, we thank you, Lord, for the gift of Christian community. We ask that you help us to appreciate the diverse people who make up the body of Christ, and to sustain our faith in each other even during times of disagreement.
In the face of disappointments and betrayals, keep us mindful of the new commandment that Christ has given us, and help us to love each other with sacrificial and unconditional love, just as he has loved us.
As we struggle with doubts and fears, we trust that you will provide us with the necessary nourishment. We pray this in the name of your son, Jesus. Amen..