Liturgy of the Passion: Philippians 2:5-11 – He humbled himself

Philippians 2:5-11

5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
6   who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
7   but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
8        he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death —
even death on a cross.

9   Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
10   so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11   and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your face to the Lord.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your mind to the Lord.
  • And He shall lift you up.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your face to the Lord.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your mind to the Lord.
  • And He shall lift you up.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your face to the Lord.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your mind to the Lord.
  • And He shall lift you up.
  • How is God calling you to be obedient today?
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your face to the Lord.
  • Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord.  Turn your mind to the Lord.
  • And He shall lift you up.
  • What is your message from God?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, April 9, 2017, Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday) (Year A)

Liturgy of the Palms:
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Matthew 21:1-11
Liturgy of the Passion:
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 26:14-27:66

If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author. Permission to use in not-for-profit settings (c) 2017 The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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About Lil Smith

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 26 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?
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