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Faith Daily | 31 May 2022

PRAYER of the DAY - APBA p 519


O God,

you withdraw from our sight

that you may be known by our love:

help us to enter the cloud where you are hidden,

and to surrender all our certainty

to the darkness of faith

in Jesus Christ.

Amen



GOSPEL for the Day: John 17: 1-11


After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. 5So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.


6”I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them.


11And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.


GOSPEL REFLECTION: Helen Menzies


We have so much to be thankful for with John. He gives us much more in depth teaching of Jesus. The Word of God is a whole book. In verse 5 he emphasizes he was before the world existed.


Lovely to think we belong to Jesus. He says to his father You gave them to me.


He says we belong, and he is glorified in us. What a mystery!


As our aboriginal brothers and sisters would say ….. We belonga big fella ….. perhaps their word dedirrie is akin to mystery. All needs deep thought and great joy. So let us go into our day with great joy!

FINAL PRAYER


I will give you thanks as long as I live. I will sing glad songs of praise to you as long as I live Psalm 65.5. Glory glory glory Jesus that I belong to you. Amen


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