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The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
In Christ, for the Church and the World.
In Christ, for the Church and the World.


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Alleluia! Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Almighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son You have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of our Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by Your life-giving Spirit. Amen (Liturgy of Easter, Altar Book, p. 691).
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On Holy Saturday:

How holy is this night when all wickedness is put to flight and sin is washed away. How holy is this night when innocence is restored to the fall and joy is given to those downcast. How blessed is this night when man is reconciled to God in Christ. Holy Father, accept now the evening sacrifices of our thanksgiving and praise. Let Christ, the true light and morning star, shine in our hearts, He who gives light to all creation. (Holy Saturday Liturgy, Altar Book, p. 536).
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On Good Friday:

We adore You, O Lord, and we praise and glorify Your holy resurrection. For behold, by the wood of Your cross joy has come into all the world (Good Friday Liturgy, Altar Book, p. 522).
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Comfort on Maundy Thursday:

Therefore, whoever eats this bread and drinks this cup, confidently believing this Word and promise of Christ, dwells in Christ and Christ in him and has eternal life. We should also do this in remembrance of Him, showing His death—that He was delivered for our offenses and raised for our justification. Giving Him our most heartfelt thanks, we take up our cross and follow Him and, according to His commandment, love one another as He has loved us. As our Lord on this night exemplified His love by washing His disciples’ feet, so we by our words and actions serve one another in love. For we are all on bread and one body, even as we partake of this one bread and drink from the one cup (Liturgy for Maundy Thursday, Altar Book, p. 508).
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That's what the Church does in times of disaster and in times of peace: She prepares us to face the moments of calamity and the joy of our sins' forgiveness and in the certainty of death's defeat and in the joy of eternal life. That's it.
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A prayer for Holy Wednesday:

Merciful and everlasting God, You did not spare Your only Son but delivered Him up for us all to bear our sins on the cross. Grant that our hearts may be so fixed with steadfast faith in Him that we fear not the power of sin, death and the devil. Amen. (From the Collect for Holy Wednesday, p. 881 Altar Book)
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Why does God allow suffering? Can anything good come out of bad things? What do I do when I feel like my life is falling apart?
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A hymn stanza for Holy Tuesday:

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh.
The Father on His sapphire throne
Awaits His own anointed Son (LSB 441:4).
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A prayer for Holy Monday: It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who accomplished the salvation of mankind by the tree of the cross that, where death arose, there life also might rise again and that the serpent who overcame by the tree of the garden might likewise by the tree of the cross be overcome. (Preface, Holy Week, LSB p. 190).
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All glory, laud, and honor
To You, Redeemer, King,
To whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.
To You before Your passion
They sang their hymns of praise;
To You, now high exalted,
Our melody we praise. LSB 442

Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross. Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection. Amen. (from the Collect for Passion Sunday, Altar Book, p. 504)
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