Wednesday of 2nd Week of Easter, 26 Apr – John 3:16-21 ~ come into the light

Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter

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

Opening Prayer

Lord our God, you loved us so much that you gave us your only Son to save us from ourselves and to give us eternal life.

Do not condemn us, Lord, do not leave us to ourselves and to our little schemes but give us your Son now to stay with us and to make love and justice and peace ever new realities among us, your people reborn in your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Reading: John 3:16-21 (NLT)

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

“There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.”

Reflection & Prayer:

Ever-loving God: you gave us Jesus, your Son, so that we could believe in him, be saved from our sins, and live in the light of his glory – full of grace and truth.

We praise you with grateful, believing, hearts, Lord – glorify us with the glory of Christ.

  • You have called us into your own marvelous light that we may always see your loving-kindness.
  • You purify and strengthen us through your Holy Spirit to do what is right in your sight.
  • You call us to sacrifice ourselves in the service of others that our worship may be acceptable to you.

At the start of the day fill our hearts with your love; let the praise of your glory be the joy of our lives. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

“God So Loved the World” – The Gabrieli Choir, Budapest


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)

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

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