Morning Prayer: 07 May – John 16:23-28 ~ ask in my name

Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter

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

Opening Sentence

“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.” (John 14:16)

Morning Reading: John 16:23-28 (NLT)

abundant joy

At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.

“I have spoken of these matters in figures of speech, but soon I will stop speaking figuratively and will tell you plainly all about the Father. Then you will ask in my name. I’m not saying I will ask the Father on your behalf, for the Father himself loves you dearly because you love me and believe that I came from God. Yes, I came from the Father into the world, and now I will leave the world and return to the Father.”

“I Asked The Lord” – Indelible Grace

Prayer

To Christ be praise and glory! He promised the apostles that the power of the Holy Spirit would come upon them. Lord, send forth your light and your truth.

+ You are the Word of truth, the wisdom and splendour of the Father; let us be your witnesses today, in word and in deed.
+ May we recognize the things of the Spirit and set our hearts on them; where our hearts are, there will our treasure be.
+ Grant that the Holy Spirit may come to help us in our weakness and teach us how we ought to pray.
+ Fill us with all knowledge and love; enable us to counsel one another in truth and charity.

God and Father, your Son, at his ascension, promised the Holy Spirit to his apostles. They received abundant graces of wisdom from heaven: grant us, also, we pray, the gifts of your Spirit. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Closing Sentence

The truth is that we neither live nor die as self-contained units. At every turn life links us to God, and when we die we come face to face with him. In life or death we are in the hands of God. Christ lived and died that he might be the Lord in both life and death. – Romans 14:7-9 (PHILLIPS)

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



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