On Thursday evening before his arrest and crucifixion, Jesus spent his time with the disciples in the Upper Room. This encounter in the Upper Room was packed with drama: the washing of the disciples feet, confrontation with Judas and Peter, the institution of the Lord’s Supper, and giving the new commandment to love one another. Normally worship on Maundy Thursday focuses on the Lord’s Supper with its rich anticipation of the hope-filled coming of the kingdom. In some traditions, an act of foot-washing is also a part of this day.
Some possible Psalms to use on Maundy Thursday: