The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul, Monday, Easter Week V, 11 May 2020
Acts of the Apostles 14:5-18 ><)))*> ><)))*> ><)))*> John 14:21-26
As we brace ourselves, O Lord, for the announcement this week of another possible extension of our quarantine period, we pray for more of your grace of presence and indwelling in us during this time that our churches remain closed to public worship.
Give us the fire and zeal of Paul and Barnabas in proclaiming your Gospel in words and in deeds.
Most especially, give us the same humility and decency to direct all praise and glory to your Divine Majesty and not to us.
Let us abide in you, O God our Father so that we may be your indwelling in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me.”John 14:23
May we always have the courage, O dear Jesus, to accept your invitation to belong to you wholly, to be at home in you.
Most often, we are so anxious of so many things, peace and calmness become elusive because we cannot rest in you, we cannot persevere and wait in finding you here in our very selves, in our daily life, in our worries and concerns.
Let us come home to you, Jesus, and abide in your love so that we become your indwelling of the Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen.