Featured Prayers: Holy Cross

On September 14, some Christians observe Holy Cross Day. In the Roman Church the day’s focus is on the finding of the relics of the original cross. Among Lutherans the focus is on the words of Jesus, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”

In the Revised Common Lectionary, Proper 17A (August 28-September 3), Proper 19B (September 11-17), and Proper 18C (September 4-10) have the theme of bearing the cross. (ILCW/CW Pen 15 A, Pen 17 B, Pen 16 C)

This link leads to prayers in our collection that have the theme of cross bearing.


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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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