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Daily Prayer - 2013-04-24

Presence

Let my heart rejoice and be glad
in this time of prayer.
Remind me often of the great
blessings You have bestowed on me.

Freedom

I ask for the grace
to let go of my own concerns
and be open to what God is asking of me,
to let myself be guided and formed by my loving Creator.

Consciousness

Conscious of your presence, Lord,
I look over my recent past.
Let me be honest with myself about how I’ve been
And what I’ve done,
Because I know you love truth in the heart
And accept me just as I am.

The Word of God

John 12:44-50

Jesus cried aloud, 'Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness. I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my word has a judge; on the last day the word that I have spoken will serve as judge, for I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me.'

Some thoughts on today's scripture

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  • Jesus here is claiming to be much more than an upright moral teacher. He is saying that He is so tuned into God that there is nothing that He says or does that isn't God “The Father”, the source of existence expressing God self in and through Him. He is God's spokesperson. To entrust yourself to Him (to believe) is to entrust yourself to the Father. God the Father's will is that all people are saved (including creation).
  • So Jesus' will/mission is to save all people into their full potential which is to be like Him (by grace) – sons and daughters of God.
  • Who are you really? How awake are you to seeing yourself with Jesus as a son or daughter of God expressing God self in a unique irreplaceable way.

Conversation

Lord, you have engraved my name
on the palm of your hand.
Even if others forget me,
you never will.

Conclusion

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end.

Amen

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