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6. Jesus crowned with thorns


A Reading

And they clothed him in a purple cloak; and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on him. And they began saluting him, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ They struck his head with a reed, spat upon him, and knelt down in homage to him.


(Mark 15.17-19)

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, you faced the most horrific death the world has ever witnessed:

be with those who cry out in physical agony and emotional distress.

Bring healing to those we know who are in pain today.

You endured unbearable abuse:

be with those who face abuse in our world today.


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