Jesus spoke these words, lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your son, that your son also may glorify you,” (John 17:1)
Father, please help us daily enter into the life you have with your son Jesus.
“as you have given him authority over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him.” (John 17:2)
Jesus, help us daily submit to your authority.
“And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” (John 17:3)
Holy Spirit, please help us come to know Jesus and his father (our father) better each day.
“I have glorified you on the earth. I have finished the work which you have given me to do.” (John 17:4)
Jesus, the salvation work that you have done for us is full and complete; we can neither add to it nor subtract from it. Please help each of us in this diocese to complete the work you have given us to do.
“And now, O Father, glorify me together with yourself, with the glory which I had with you before the world was.” (John 17:5)
Jesus, we long for the day of resurrection when we shall see you as you are and enter into your glory with your father.
“I have manifested your name to the men whom you have given me out of the world. They were yours, you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.” (John 17:6)
Father, thank you for giving us into Jesus hands.
“Now they have known that all things which you have given me are from you.” (John 17:7)
Holy Spirit, please help us grow in this knowledge.
“For I have given to them the words which you have given me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from you; and they have believed that you sent me.” (John 17:8 )
Jesus, you are the living bread which came down from heaven, you are the living word that burns in our hearts; please help us throughout this diocese to believe all that you have said to us. Thank you.
A word received: Rejoice in my victory over sin and death. Find your joy in me and what I have done for you. Look to me for joy and hope that do not disappoint. Look to me for shelter in the storm.
Maundy Thursday: 102; Jeremiah 20:7-11; 1 Corinthians 10:14-17; 11:27-32; John 17:1-11(12-26)
Good Friday: 22; Wisdom 1:16-2:1;12-22; 1 Peter 1:10-20; John 13:36-38