Wednesday of 4th Week of Easter, 10 May – John 12:44-50 ~ trust me

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

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

Opening Prayer

Lord our God, through your Son Jesus Christ you assure us that he came not to condemn us but to bring us Life and Light –

+ Life worth living, that refreshes us with love and a spirit of service;

+ Light of Life, that enables us to see all that is good and worth living for.

Thank you for allowing us to share in his Life that has no end, and walk in his Light that pierces the darkness. Through Christ our Lord, who lives with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen,
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Reading: John 12:44-50 (NLT)

Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me. For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark. I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it. But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken. I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it. And I know his commands lead to eternal life; so I say whatever the Father tells me to say.”
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Reflection & Prayer:

Heavenly Father: you sent us your only Son that we may see you in him.

+ Write every word he speaks in your name on my heart.

+ Satisfy the deep longing of my soul with his presence within me.

+ Enable me to view the world in which I live through his eyes.

+ Make me a bearer of Good News that the world may be saved through him.

Lord Jesus Christ: you are a faithful reflection of the Father. Fill me with your Life and Light that I may live faithfully and serve you only until my life’s end. You who lives with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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“We Believe” – Newsboys


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Concluding Prayer – Psalm 67:4-5 (NLT)

Let the whole world sing for joy, because you govern the nations with justice and guide the people of the whole world. May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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