Forsaken

Forsaken

image :: Crucifixion, Karel Musil (20th century, Czech) “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  Psalm 22:1 Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the...
Pass

Pass

image :: Agnus Dei, Francisco de Zurbaran (1640, Spanish) “And when I see the blood, I will pass over you.”  Exodus 12:13 Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant...
Shame

Shame

image :: The Disrobing of Christ, Stanley Spencer (1922, English) “Look to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the...
Groan

Groan

image :: Waiting Room, George Tooker (1957, American) “We ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies… We do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit...