Reading Plan: https://heartfeltreflections.wordpress.com/2015/03/29/walk-with-jesus-holy-week-reading-plan-from-the-book-of-mark/
Palm Sunday: Read Mark 11:1-11
Monday: Read Mark 11:12-19
Monday: Jesus came through the temple and cleansed it from unholy practices. Today, we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Do you need Jesus to cleanse you? Pray for strength that you can be cleaned and become a “house of prayer.”
Tuesday: Read Mark 11:20 – 13:37
Tuesday: Jesus left us with much teaching on His final Tuesday walking this earth. After you read, pray and let Him speak to you. What part of His teaching is He laying on your heart? Pray that He would help guide you and strengthen you to live prepared for the return of the “master of the house.”
Wednesday: Read Mark 14:1-11
Wednesday: The woman with the alabaster box of anointing oil gave an expensive and precious gift to Jesus. Because she loved Him, she gave her very best. What is God asking you to give Him? What is it that is very precious to you that you may be holding back from Him? Ask that God would enable you to give everything to Him, so that He can say of you, “She has done what she could.”
Thursday: Read Mark 14:12-72
Thursday: The night Jesus was arrested, He prayed in the garden. He asked His disciples to wait and watch, but the kept falling asleep. Oftentimes when we need to be strong, we fall into temptation and our flesh becomes weak. Is God asking you to wait and watch? Pray that He might give you His armor so that you may not “enter into temptation.”
Friday: Read Mark 15.
Friday: The crowds demanded crucifixion and Pilate consented. The innocent lamb was led to the slaughter. And an unnamed Roman centurion watched the events unfolding before him and saw the cry of Jesus as He breathed His last breath. At that moment, the centurion declared, “Truly, this man was the Son of God!” There was no longer any doubt. Pray that you could agree wholeheartedly and that God would wipe any doubts away.
Saturday: No Reading
Saturday: How must Jesus’ friends have felt this day? What could they be thinking as they were mourning His death? Fearing the Jewish leadership? Wondering about the truth?
Resurrection Sunday: Read Mark 16.
Resurrection Sunday: Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of James, and Salome went to give their final gift to the Savior early Sunday morning. Their beloved friend and Savior was dead and His body needed careful anointing. Imagine their shock and joy when the angel they saw gave them the foundation for the Christian faith with these words: “He is risen: He is not here!” Who can you share this soul-saving message with? Pray that God would give you courage and opportunity.