Silhouettes of Three CrossesScripture 

Luke 22: 1-6 

Now the festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was near.  The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put Jesus to death, for they were afraid of the people.  Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was one of the twelve;  he went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers of the temple police about how he might betray him to them.  They were greatly pleased and agreed to give him money.   So he consented and began to look for an opportunity to betray him to them when no crowd was present.

Prayer for the Day

Dear Lord,

Was it only for the money?   Would Judas still have betrayed our Lord had the price not been right?   What would be our price?  What tempts us today to walk away from Christ?    Strengthen us, we pray, in our discipleship and faith, and make us single-minded in our devotion to you.