Scripture: Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9

Reading:

Brothers and sisters:
Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens,
   Jesus, the Son of God,
   let us hold fast to our confession.
For we do not have a high priest
   who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,
   but one who has similarly been tested in every way,
   yet without sin.
So let us confidently approach the throne of grace
   to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.

In the days when Christ was in the flesh,
   he offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears
   to the one who was able to save him from death,
   and he was heard because of his reverence.
Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered;
   and when he was made perfect,
   he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.