Liturgy of the Passion: Philippians 2:5-11 – He humbled himself

Philippians 2:5-11

5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
6   who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
7   but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
8        he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death —
even death on a cross.

9   Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
10   so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11   and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your face to the Lord.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your mind to the Lord.
  • And He shall lift you up.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your face to the Lord.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your mind to the Lord.
  • And He shall lift you up.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your face to the Lord.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your mind to the Lord.
  • And He shall lift you up.
  • How is God calling you to be obedient today?
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your face to the Lord.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your mind to the Lord.
  • And He shall lift you up.
  • What is your message from God?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 25, 2018, Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday) (Year B)

Liturgy of the Palms:
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Mark 11:1-11
Liturgy of the Passion:
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 14:1-15:47

If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author. Permission to use in not-for-profit settings (c) 2018 The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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