“But he was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins; upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by his stripes we were healed.” (Isaiah 52:5)
READING: John 18:25-27
25 As Simon Peter stood there warming himself, someone said to him, ‘Aren’t you another of his disciples?’ He denied it saying, ‘I am not.’
26 One of the high priest’s servants, a relation of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, said, ‘Didn’t I see you in the garden with him?’
27 Again Peter denied it; and at once a cock crowed.
This is the day of Our Lord’s crucifixion. How many times have we crucified Jesus though our sins? Too many to count. Let me examine my heart and ensure I am sorry for my sins and all I have done to offend my Lord.
LET US PRAY:
Lord, I am heartily sorry for all my sins. Please accept my apology. I desire to change my ways and to sin no more. I pray to enter the kingdom to be with you. Please examine my heart, and find within me my love for you.
Spend time in prayer and private reflection. Understand that our sins have wounded our Lord, but that his precious blood saves us. Believe that this day, Jesus died to save you.