Wednesday of 3rd Week of Easter, 03 May – John 14:6-14 ~ one God

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter

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

Opening Prayer

Lord God, I praise and thank you for your apostles. Through them I have come to know that Jesus is alive and risen. May I too be a witness to the risen Jesus by the way I live his risen life, even though I am flawed and weak, that people may find through me the way to the Father of Jesus my Lord.

Reading: John 14:6-14 (NLT)

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”

Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me. Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!

Reflection & Prayer:

Father God: thank you for giving me your Son. I believe that you are in the Son, and the Son is in you. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one can come to you except through him.

+ Without Jesus, I am homeless – I have no Way to come to you
+ Without Jesus, I am confused – I have no Truth to guide me.
+ Without Jesus, I am dead – I have no Life ahead of me.

Lord Jesus: thank you for showing me the Father.

+ You have spoken his life-giving words to me.
+ You have shown his wondrous works to me.
+ You have demonstrated his unfailing love for me.

Holy Spirit: thank you for living within me through belief and baptism.

+ You are always with me and will never leave me or forsake me.
+ You teach me and remind me of everything Jesus has said and done.
+ You empower me to become the person I was always meant to be.

Almighty God: send me out to do the work you have given me to do, to love and serve you as a faithful witness of Christ my Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever.

“Here’s My Heart Lord” – Lauren Daigle


Concluding Prayer

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. – Psalm 19:1-2 (NLT)

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