The collect for today, Wednesday in Holy Week, from The Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1962):
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Artwork: Dirck van Baburen, The Arrest of Christ, c. 1619. Oil on canvas, Galleria Borghese, Rome.