Monday of 2nd Week of Easter, 24 Apr – John 3:1-8 ~ come Holy Spirit

Monday of the Second Week of Easter

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

Opening Prayer

Lord God, heavenly Father, you are not far away from me, for in you I live and move and exist, and you live in me through your Holy Spirit.

Be indeed with me, Lord, send me your Holy Spirit of truth and through him deepen my understanding of the life and message of your Son, that I may accept the full truth and live by it consistently.

I ask you this through Christ my Lord.
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Reading:John 3:1-8 (NLT)

There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.”

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”

“What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”

Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.”
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Reflection & Prayer:

Come Holy Spirit – I need your life-changing power; I declare that Jesus is Lord, that He is risen from the dead.

+ Make me an entirely new person; give me new life in Christ Jesus my Lord.
+ Overcome all opposition to your transforming power, both within me and around me.
+ Change how I look at the world around me, how I respond to my friends and foes alike.
+ Give me wisdom and understanding, that I may both hear and obey your Word.
+ Fill me with the wonder of a new-born infant, where every day is an exciting new adventure.

Come Holy Spirit – fall afresh on me. Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me. Through my Lord Jesus Christ, who lives in unity with you and the Father, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Come Holy Spirit” – Israel and the New Breed


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Concluding Prayer

I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart. – Psalm 34:1-2 (NLT)
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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