Morning Prayer: 18 March – John 10:31-42 ~ ‘I am the Son of God’

Friday 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 10:31-42 (NLT)

Once again the people picked up stones to kill him. Jesus said, “At my Father’s direction I have done many good works. For which one are you going to stone me?”

They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! You, a mere man, claim to be God.”

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Jesus replied, “It is written in your own Scriptures that God said to certain leaders of the people, ‘I say, you are gods!’ And you know that the Scriptures cannot be altered. So if those people who received God’s message were called ‘gods,’ why do you call it blasphemy when I say, ‘I am the Son of God’? After all, the Father set me apart and sent me into the world. Don’t believe me unless I carry out my Father’s work. But if I do his work, believe in the evidence of the miraculous works I have done, even if you don’t believe me. Then you will know and understand that the Father is in me, and I am in the Father.”

Once again they tried to arrest him, but he got away and left them. He went beyond the Jordan River near the place where John was first baptizing and stayed there awhile. And many followed him. “John didn’t perform miraculous signs,” they remarked to one another, “but everything he said about this man has come true.” And many who were there believed in Jesus.

Morning Prayer

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for dying on the cross that I might live. Master and Savior, may your death bring me alive in you.

+ Lord, Jesus, you have taught me by your life and renewed me by your passion; do not allow me to grow used to sin.
+ Lord Jesus, you call me to care for the needy; may I deny myself to help my brothers and sisters in their need.
+ Lord Jesus, I accept from your hands this day of Lent; may I make it yours by deeds of love and kindness.
+ Lord Jesus, end the rebellion within my heart; make me generous and willing to share with both the deserving and the undeserving.

Lord, break the bonds of sin which my weaknesses have forged to enchain me, and in your loving mercy forgive my sin and wash away my guilt. Through my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Jesus prayer” – Sr. Tereza Vodjana (Ukraine)

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”

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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