Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. (Revelation 21:1)
Lord Jesus, we ask for your renewal of the earth.
Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 21:2)
Holy Spirit, prepare us, prepare your whole church for the coming of Jesus, the bridegroom.
And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people. God himself will be with them and be their God. (Revelation 21:3)
Thank you, Father, for making yourself known to us. Come and dwell daily in our hearts and minds. Thank you.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
Come soon, Lord Jesus; come soon!
Then he who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And he said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” (Revelation 21:5)
Jesus, please write your word on our hearts.
And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.” (Revelation 21:6)
Spring up, O Well, for we thirst for you!
Lord, there is a river which refreshes the city of God; send that river through this diocese. Thank you.
Dec. 31: –; 1 Kings 3:5-14; James 4:13-17; 5:7-11; John 5:1-15
Eve of Holy Name: 90; Isaiah 65:15b-25; Revelation 21:1-6
Holy Name: 148; Isaiah 62:1-5, 10-12; Revelation 19:11-16; Matthew 1:18-25
***** Some of our grandchildren at Christmas:
Natasha, Simon, Torre, and Noah