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While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”

He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless.

Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night,

he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you…

Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted;

…for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.

but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

When they had sung the hymn to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre,

For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.”

they went out to the Mount of Olives.

*Psalm 92:1-4; Matthew 26: 26-30 (Jesus words in purple); Isaiah 40:29-31, NRSV

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