Tuesday of 4th Week of Easter, 09 May – John 10:22-30 ~ Son of God

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

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

Opening Prayer

Lord God, our Father, the Spirit of Jesus calls us, as he called your Son, to abandon our old selves and our old world to be free for new life and growth. Forgive us our fear and hesitations, lead us out of our worn-out phrases and habits, and our self-made certainties, steep us in the gospel of your Son, that his good news may become credible in our times and our world. We ask you this through Christ our Lord.

Reading: John 10:22-30 (NLT)

It was now winter, and Jesus was in Jerusalem at the time of Hanukkah, the Festival of Dedication. He was in the Temple, walking through the section known as Solomon’s Colonnade. The people surrounded him and asked, “How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”

Jesus replied, “I have already told you, and you don’t believe me. The proof is the work I do in my Father’s name. But you don’t believe me because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”

Reflection & Prayer:

Lord Jesus: You have revealed the Father as he is, not as I might want him to be.

+ Illumine my understanding of Scripture that I may see you as you truly are.
+ Change how I think and act to conform to your way of thinking and acting,
+ Help me to set aside my own likes and preferences that I may serve others.
+ Create in me an openness to listen to your voice and follow as you lead.

Heavenly Father: Thank you for calling me, claiming me, and holding on to me. Thank you for the Life, abundant and eternal, that you have given me. Send me out, in the power of your Spirit, that I may be a credible witness to your love, mercy, and grace. Through my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Concluding Prayer – Psalm 67:2-3 (NLT)

May your ways be known throughout the earth, your saving power among people everywhere. May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you.

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