Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Collect for the Wednesday in Holy Week

Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his body to be whipped and his face to be spit upon: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

-From the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and the Collect from the 10th Station of the Cross in the Book of Occasional Services

2 comments:

Monk-in-Training said...

think about being spit upon, in your face. :(

I really dislike even contemplating that

The Archer of the Forest said...

I was doing an Lenten adult bible study on the Stations of the Cross, and we all agreed that this is the most graphic collect in the Prayerbook.