Saturday, March 10th. The 18th day of Lent.
I have been asked to write three prayers for the 2012 Covenant stations of the cross, which will be displayed and open to the public at Covenant Baptist Church during Holy Week. I will use my writing time the next three nights for this honored task. I will be following a pattern set by the other prayers, each one beginning with Jesus, my…
?Station Three: Jesus is condemned. Luke 22:66-71
When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, gathered together, and they brought him to their council. They said, ‘If you are the Messiah, tell us.’ He replied, ‘If I tell you, you will not believe; and if I question you, you will not answer. But from now on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God.’ All of them asked, ‘Are you, then, the Son of God?’ He said to them, ‘You say that I am.’ Then they said, ‘What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips!’
“Jesus, my Word, I have four sacred collections of your teachings to guide me. Chapters and chapters filled with your words which convict me, teach me, and show me the way of life. I know how I should live because I know how you lived. But I do not live as you did. You have told me the truth, but still I have not believed. Forgive me for making light of your words.”