Join us for Morning Prayer at 11:00 AM CT
Today, Good Friday, Kara Lassen Oliver will lead us in a Tenebrae Service, also known as a Service of Shadows, from her home. Join us at 11:00 AM CT as we pray together and reflect on Jesus’s journey to the cross.
Asking for what we need does not guarantee we will get what we ask for. This is part of the mystery of having a relationship with God and seeking God’s will for us. But always, through asking, we learn humility, discover our dependence on God and on others, and allow both God and others to show their care for us. By humbly asking God for what we need—and also by asking companions and mentors for help—our relationship becomes more honest, vulnerable, and intimate.
—Anthony Egan, Trevor Hudson, and Russell Pollitt, Divine Friendship: Reflections for Lent (Upper Room Books, 2018)
How might asking for what you need today create a more intimate relationship? Join the conversation.
Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks. Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.
—Philippians 4:6-7 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
May this Holy Week be one of challenge, growth, and an ever-deepening friendship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
Let us join in prayer together with this Good Friday Prayer.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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