Saturday of 4th Week of Easter, 13 May – John 14:7-14 ~ just believe

Saturday 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, you are distant and unknown, and yet so near that you know us and love us and save us through your Son Jesus Christ. May he be present in us and in our actions that we may do the same works of mercy, truth and loving service and thus become the sign to the world that your Son is alive and that you are a saving God now and for ever. Amen.
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Reading: John 14:7-14 (NLT)

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!
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Reflection & Prayer:

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for showing us the Father in all that you said and did. Draw me close to you, that I may draw life from you and breathe deeply of your Spirit.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for being the face of the Father here in our midst. Live in me and through me, that I may faithfully fulfill your purpose for my life.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for opening up a new world of possibilities for us. Attune my heart to yours, and my will to yours, that I may successfully intercede for others in your name – and bring glory to the Father.
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“God Who Moves the Mountains” – Dustin Smith


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Concluding Prayer – Psalm 98:3-4 (NLT)

He has remembered his promise to love and be faithful to Israel. The ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God. Shout to the Lord, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy!
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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