Mental Prayer Support – Holy Week – 2: Jesus predicts his death
This is a series of 10 Christian Meditations for the Holy Week.
This meditation is about Jesus’ announcements of his upcoming passion. These announcements show that Jesus knew everything he would suffer and that He permitted everything to happen to Him because there was a much greater good. Our salvation.
Mark 8: 31-33
He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and rise after three days. He spoke this openly.
Ps 22, 7-8
But I am a worm, not a man,
scorned by men, despised by the people.
All who see me mock me;
they curl their lips and jeer;
they shake their heads at me:
Read: Mark 9: 30–32
He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death he will rise.” But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him.
I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.
Psalm 22: 15
Like water my life drains away;
all my bones are disjointed.
My heart has become like wax,
it melts away within me.
But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.
Mark 10: 32-34
They were on the way, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus went ahead of them. They were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. Taking the Twelve aside again, he began to tell them what was going to happen to him.
“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and hand him over to the Gentiles
who will mock him, spit upon him, scourge him, and put him to death, but after three days he will rise.”
Model for examination of conscience:
Brief example of Examination of Conscience based on the Ten Commandments
Here is one Examination of Conscience more detailed