Saturday of 2nd Week of Easter, 29 Apr – John 6:16-21 ~ God with us!

Saturday of the Second Week of Easter

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

Opening Prayer

Lord God, also in our day we need men and women filled with the Spirit of love and service who are attentive to the needs of people. Let them listen even to the unspoken cries of people too timid to voice their poverty and distress and help without condescension their brothers and sisters of Christ, for he is our Lord for ever.

Reading: John 6:16-21 (NLT)

That evening Jesus’ disciples went down to the shore to wait for him. But as darkness fell and Jesus still hadn’t come back, they got into the boat and headed across the lake toward Capernaum. Soon a gale swept down upon them, and the sea grew very rough. They had rowed three or four miles when suddenly they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were terrified, but he called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. I am here!” Then they were eager to let him in the boat, and immediately they arrived at their destination!

Reflection & Prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ: your Kingdom rule knows no boundaries, even the winds and waves obey you. You come to our assistance in the eye of the storm.

+ Free us from our past constraints that we might look forward to wonderful new adventures with you.
+ Free us from our present entanglements that we might look to you alone for our strength and security.

Come Lord Jesus: as light in our darkness, as calm in our storms, as healer of our diseases, as mercy over justice, as love over fear. Be our ever-present help in times of trouble, for your name’s sake.

“Eye of the Storm” – Ryan Stevenson


Concluding Prayer

Let the godly sing for joy to the Lord; it is fitting for the pure to praise him. Praise the Lord with melodies on the lyre; make music for him on the ten-stringed harp. – Psalm 33:1-2 (NLT)

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

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