Friday of The 4th Week of Easter, 08 May 2020 – John 14:1-6, Acts 13:26-33, Psalm 2 ~ “I am the way”

Friday of The 4th Week of Easter, 08 May 2020

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

Opening:

Almighty God, Giver of abundant and everlasting Life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one can come to the Father except through me.”

A Reading from the Gospels: John 14:1-6 (NLT)

Jesus, the Way to the Father

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.”

“No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

A Reading from the Book of Acts: Acts 13:26-33 (NLT)

Brothers—you sons of Abraham, and also you God-fearing Gentiles—this message of salvation has been sent to us! The people in Jerusalem and their leaders did not recognize Jesus as the one the prophets had spoken about. Instead, they condemned him, and in doing this they fulfilled the prophets’ words that are read every Sabbath. They found no legal reason to execute him, but they asked Pilate to have him killed anyway.

“When they had done all that the prophecies said about him, they took him down from the cross and placed him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead! And over a period of many days he appeared to those who had gone with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to the people of Israel.

“And now we are here to bring you this Good News. The promise was made to our ancestors, and God has now fulfilled it for us, their descendants, by raising Jesus. This is what the second psalm says about Jesus:

‘You are my Son.
Today I have become your Father.’
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Responsorial Psalm 2:6-7, 8-9, 10-11

+ “I have placed my chosen king on the throne
in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain.”

The king proclaims the Lord’s decree:
“The Lord said to me, ‘You are my son.
Today I have become your Father.

+ “I have placed my chosen king on the throne
in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain.”

Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance,
the whole earth as your possession.
You will break them with an iron rod
and smash them like clay pots.’”

+ “I have placed my chosen king on the throne
in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain.”

Now then, you kings, act wisely!
Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
Serve the Lord with reverent fear,
and rejoice with trembling.

+ “I have placed my chosen king on the throne
in Jerusalem, on my holy mountain.”
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Psalm 2, I Have Set My King In Zion – Karl Kohlhase

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Closing: John 14:6 (NLT)

“I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one can come to the Father except through me.”

 

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



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