26 Maundy Thursday Wishes, Quotes, and Prayers

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, believed to be the day when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with His disciples.

 The day comes always between March 19 and April 22, inclusive, and will vary according to whether the Gregorian calendar or the Julian calendar is used. Eastern churches generally use the Julian system.

Maundy Thursday (or Holy Thursday) is celebrated between March and April depending on the year. It marks the beginning of the weeklong period known as Holy Week or Passion Week. During this time, Christians commemorate the events surrounding Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.

Here are 25 wishes, prayers, and quotes about Maundy Thursday.

1. “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

Thursday Message

2. “Jesus said to her, ‘Mary.’ And she turned and looked at him. He asked her, ‘Who touched my clothes?’ She said, ‘No one was with us.’ Then he said, ‘Grace to you.’” Luke 10:38-39

3. “He took bread, gave thanks and broke it. Then he gave it to them and said, ‘This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ After supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me. For whoever drinks of this water shall thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst. The water that I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 6:51-56

4. “But I tell you unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:20

5. “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and after giving thanks, he broke it and said, ‘Take it, eat it, this is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after supper, he took the cup and said, ‘Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom.

6. “Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray him to them. They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand him over.” Acts 1:18

Last Supper

7. “The next day they brought him before Pilate. ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ he demanded. ‘Yes, it is as you say,’ Jesus replied. ‘What has made you think you can question me? Have you no fear of God? Don’t you realize I have the power to release you, and the authority to crucify you?†’ Pilate answered, ‘You’re wrong, but I’m prepared to find you innocent of any crime you’ve committed. But since you don’t seem to care about your own life, I offer you the choice of saving yourself.’” Luke 23:11-14

8. “I am grateful for the gift of love I received from my Lord.” – Mother Teresa

9. “Jesus said, ‘My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work.’” – St. Francis de Sales

10. “Lord, let me see myself as others see me. Let me hear Thy voice saying, ‘Thou art mine.'” – St. Augustine

11. “He has made us competent to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” – Colossians 1:12

12. “May the peace of Christ rule in our hearts, our minds, and in our families. May we always be joyful, peaceful, and patient. And may we always give thanks to God. Amen.” – St John Chrysostom

13. “O Lord, let me know what it means to live in Thee.” – St Thomas Aquinas

14. “We must learn to die daily. We cannot escape death, but we can prepare ourselves for its coming.” – St Bernard

15. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him, and he with Me.” – St Matthew 25:6

Holy Thursday Quote

16.  “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? For He speaks words of judgment against the earth.” – Psalm 42:2

17.  “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one whom He chooses. It is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.” – Proverbs 3:25-26

18. “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

19. “But seek first His kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you besides.” – Matthew 6:33

20. “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” – Matthew 5:6

21. “Let us pray. O God, You alone are wise, almighty, holy, just, merciful, gracious, longsuffering, abundant in goodness and truth. Grant that by Your Holy Spirit we may become ever more like Your Son, Jesus Christ, Our Savior. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen.” 

22. “For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; naked and you clothed Me; ill and you cared for Me; in prison and you came to Me.” -Matthew 25:35-36

Give Thanks

23. “If anyone’s sins are forgiven on account of his belief in Jesus, then also his faith is counted for righteousness.” – Romans 4:5

24. “And when He had called together the twelve, He gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases.” – Acts 9:38

25. “It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to fail.” – James 2:8

26. “No temptation has seized you except such as is common to man. But God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, He will also provide the way out, that you may endure it.” -1 Corinthians 10:13

Maundy Thursday is a day of reflection and prayer. It’s also a day when we celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection. Here are 25 wishes, quotes, and prayers that will help you reflect on his sacrifice and bring peace to your heart.

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