Morning Prayer: Mon, 20 Mar – John 4:43-54 ~ a lifetime of signs and wonders

Monday of the Third Week of Lent

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

Opening Sentences

Heavenly Father, you made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you: Look upon the heartfelt desires of your humble servants, and stretch forth the strong hand of your Majesty to be our defense against our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.
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Reading: John 4:43-54 (NLT)

Jesus Heals an Official’s Son

At the end of the two days, Jesus went on to Galilee. He himself had said that a prophet is not honored in his own hometown. Yet the Galileans welcomed him, for they had been in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration and had seen everything he did there.

As he traveled through Galilee, he came to Cana, where he had turned the water into wine. There was a government official in nearby Capernaum whose son was very sick. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged Jesus to come to Capernaum to heal his son, who was about to die.

Jesus asked, “Will you never believe in me unless you see miraculous signs and wonders?”

The official pleaded, “Lord, please come now before my little boy dies.”

Then Jesus told him, “Go back home. Your son will live!” And the man believed what Jesus said and started home.

While the man was on his way, some of his servants met him with the news that his son was alive and well. He asked them when the boy had begun to get better, and they replied, “Yesterday afternoon at one o’clock his fever suddenly disappeared!” Then the father realized that that was the very time Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” And he and his entire household believed in Jesus. This was the second miraculous sign Jesus did in Galilee after coming from Judea.
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Prayer:

Sovereign Lord: you are the One in whom I live, and breathe, and have my being. You are the One in whom I find rest for my soul. Grant me your peace –

+ that I may trust you to provide for the daily, mundane, aspects of my life

+ that I may trust you with the lives of my family, my children and grandchildren

+ that I may trust in your loving-kindness for me especially when I’m at my wits end

+ that I may trust in your goodness to answer me when I cry out to you for help

+ that I may trust in your presence with me for strength and courage to face the day

Sovereign Lord: my whole life is a miracle – a continuing series of signs and wonders, testimonies to your power, mercy and grace. Empower me to show and tell those you have already prepared to hear and believe the Good News of what you have done for me. Through my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Anchor of Hope” – Ellie Holcomb


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Blessing

The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

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



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2 replies

  1. Today was particularly moving to me.

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