Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.
If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.
After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” [Read more…]
Declare me innocent, O Lord, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart. – Psalm 26:1-2
3rd Sunday of Easter, 10 April: Acts 5:27-41; Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 ~ love, feed, and follow
God of life, in your risen Son you reveal your abiding presence among us and summon those reborn in him to lives of worship and service. Fill us with joy as we come before you today. And, grant us courage and zeal in witnessing before the world to your Son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you now and always in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.
All-powerful and ever-living God, look with compassion on my frailty, and for my protection stretch out to me your strong right hand. Through my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Lord, be the beginning and end of everything I do and say. Prompt my actions with your grace, and complete them with your all-powerful help. Through my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Sunday, 11 October: Wisdom 7:7-11; Psalm 90:12-17; Hebrews 4:12-13; Mark 10:17-30 ~ the wisdom to follow Jesus
God of wisdom, whose word probes the motives of our hearts, with You all things are possible. Let worldly possessions not keep us from Jesus, who looks on us with love. Free us to leave all things and follow Him, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.