Morning Prayer: 15 March – John 8:21-30 ~ then you will understand

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening Sentence

Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near.
(Isaiah 55:6)

Morning Reading: John 8:21-30 (NLT)

Later Jesus said to them again, “I am going away. You will search for me but will die in your sin. You cannot come where I am going.”

The people asked, “Is he planning to commit suicide? What does he mean, ‘You cannot come where I am going’?”

Jesus continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You belong to this world; I do not. That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.”

Side Chapel Pauline Monastery of Jasna Góra Częstochowa, Poland

Side Chapel
Pauline Monastery of Jasna Góra
Częstochowa, Poland

“Who are you?” they demanded.

Jesus replied, “The one I have always claimed to be. I have much to say about you and much to condemn, but I won’t. For I say only what I have heard from the one who sent me, and he is completely truthful.” But they still didn’t understand that he was talking about his Father.

So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man on the cross, then you will understand that I am he. I do nothing on my own but say only what the Father taught me. And the one who sent me is with me — he has not deserted me. For I always do what pleases him.” Then many who heard him say these things believed in him.

Morning Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, bread of life, strengthen us and fill us with the blessings of your paschal sacrifice.

+ Implant your word in our hearts through faith and obedience.
+ Yield a harvest in us through diligence and perseverance.
+ Make us eager to fulfill your plan for the world to spread the great message of peace.
+ Forgive our sins and take away our guilt by your saving grace.

Gracious God, help your people to persevere in obedience to your will, so that through this obedience your Church in our time may grow in grace and increase in numbers. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Lift High The Cross”

Closing Sentence

Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously. (Isaiah 55:7)

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

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