Morning Prayer: 23 April – John 14:7-14 ~ Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father!

Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter

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

Opening Sentence

“You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)

Morning Reading: John 14:7-14 (NLT)

“If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”

The Last Supper of Jesus Andre Derain, 1911

The Last Supper of Jesus
Andre Derain, 1911

Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me. Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!

Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ: you have revealed to us the knowledge of everlasting life. May your resurrection enrich us today with your grace.

+ Strengthen us for the coming day with the bread of your word.
+ Give us open hearts that are responsive to your voice.
+ Make us attentive and eager to receive your word.
+ Continue the good work that you have begun in us.
+ Help us to manifest your resurrection by our way of living.
+ Fill us with the joy of your Spirit that can never be taken away.

All-powerful, ever-living God, keep the mystery of Easter alive in us always. You gave us a new birth by water and the Spirit: give us grace to bear much fruit, and bring us to the joys of eternal life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Open Heaven (River Wild) – Hillsong Worship

Closing Sentence

All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation by our God.

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



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