Holy Thursday, often referred to as the Maundy Thursday is the fifth day (Thursday) during Holy Week, preceded by ash Wednesday, and followed by Good Friday.
This Holy Thursday is a day that commemorates the Washing of the Feet and the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, as described in the canonical gospels.
Holy Thursday is best observed with prayers so as to reflect on christ’s earthly journey for our sake and ask for His mercy and grace to be upon us throughout this holy week until His resurrection on easter day.
For you, we have put together this collection of holy Thursday prayers that you can use as a guide to pray on this day…
Holy Thursday Prayer of the Faithful
God of love, we know that you hear us when we call to you in our need.
In our greatest need, you gave us Jesus, your Son, as our Redeemer.
He showed us the depth of your love for us when he gave himself for our salvation.
We ask you, in your love and mercy,
to hear our prayers in this hour of crisis and need:
to calm our hunger for the Eucharist,
and to sustain our faith in your promised resurrection
We ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen
Holy Maundy Thursday Blessing
Almighty and eternal God, we ask that on this Holy Thursday, you grant us the grace of perseverance in the face of suffering and persecution. Give us the strength to endure and the courage to stand firm in our faith, no matter what the cost. Help us to remain firm in our convictions, and be mindful of the example of your Son, Jesus Christ, who endured the ultimate suffering and persecution for our salvation. We humbly ask that you grant us this grace so that we may remain strong in the face of adversity, and remain true to our faith no matter what. Amen.
Almighty God, on this Maundy Thursday we offer You our gratitude for the gift of the Eucharist. As we reflect on the power of the Eucharist in our lives, we ask that You guide us to a deeper appreciation of the grace and mercy You have shown us. May we always be mindful of the Eucharist’s presence in our lives, and how it can give us strength and courage in times of hardship. Grant us the wisdom to appreciate its power and the humility to accept its blessings. We ask this in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.
O Lord, grant us the strength and grace to live out your commandment to love one another in this holy week and beyond. Help us to love our neighbors, to turn away from the things that separate us, and to seek the path of reconciliation and peace. May the love that Jesus showed us on the night he shared the Last Supper with his disciples become the foundation of our own relationships with each other, so that we may walk together in peace and unity. Amen.
O God, we ask that you bestow upon us the power to resist temptation and remain faithful to you. May we be guided by your wisdom and grace in our decisions and actions. Help us to be mindful of your presence in our lives, and to have the courage to stay true to our convictions. Grant us the strength and conviction to make wise choices in the face of adversity and to faithfully follow your will. Amen.
Almighty God, on this Holy Thursday, we give You thanks for the strength You have given us to be witnesses of the Gospel in our daily lives. Help us to be faithful stewards of Your grace and to share the Good News in our words, actions, and decisions. May we be steadfast in our commitment to You and to Your love, and may our lives be a visible example of Your glory. Amen.
Holy Thursday Prayer Quotes
O Lord God Almighty,
On this Maundy Thursday, we humbly come before you to give thanks and praise for the gift of your Son, Jesus Christ. We thank you for the example He set for us by washing the feet of his disciples and for His ultimate sacrifice on the cross.
We pray for the Church to remain rooted in the truth of the Gospel and for its members to be devoted to Christ. May we display the same compassion and humility that Jesus showed by following His commandment to love one another.
Help us to draw closer to You as we strive to serve others and to remain devoted to You and Your teachings. May we use the example of Jesus to live out our faith, so that we may be closer to You, our Lord and Savior.
We thank You for Your love and mercy and pray that You will continue to bless the Church and its members. Amen.
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