Sixth Week of Lent Scriptures
Preparation for Sunday
Thursday through Sunday PsalmPsalm 31:9-16 For I hear the whispering of many–as they plot to take my life. But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.”
Thursday: 1 Samuel 16:11-13 The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him [David]; for this is the one.” Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward.
Philippians 1:1-11 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi. This is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.
Friday: Job 13:13-19 Job says to his companions, “This will be my salvation, that the godless shall not come before God. I know that I shall be vindicated.”
Philippians 1:21-30 If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me; my desire is to depart and be with Christ, but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. God has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well.
Saturday: Lamentations 3:55-66 I called on your name, O Lord, from the depths of the pit; you heard my plea, “Do not close your ear to my cry for help, but give me relief!” You have heard their taunts, O Lord, all their plots against me.
Mark 10:32-34 See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be condemned to death, and after three days he will rise again.
Some of us will hear the liturgy of the palms, and others the liturgy of the Passion. The passages from Isaiah and Philippians are used in both.
Sunday: Isaiah 50:4-9a I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting. The Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; he who vindicates me is near.
Philippians 2:5-11 Being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death–even death on a cross. God gave him the name that is above every name, to which every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess.
Liturgy of the Palms Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. The Lord is God, and he has given us light. Bind the festal procession with branches, up to the horns of the altar.
Liturgy of the Palms Gospel Lesson: Matthew 21:1-11 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David!”
Liturgy of the Passion Psalm 31:9-16 For I hear the whispering of many–as they plot to take my life. But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.”
Liturgy of the Passion Gospel Lesson: Matthew 26:14-27:66 The story of Jesus' betrayal, death on the cross, and burial in a tomb whose stone was sealed to prevent his disciples from taking his body.