Maundy Thursday marks the night of Jesus’ last supper where He instituted the Lord’s Supper and when He was betrayed. The word “Maundy” comes from the latin mandamus which means “commandment” because on this night Christ instituted the final commandment to love one another as He has loved us.
Prayer of the Day
Holy God, source of all love, on the night of his betrayal, Jesus gave us a new commandment, to love one another as he loves us. Write this commandment in our hearts, and give us the will to serve others as he was the servant of all, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Lectionary
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