Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” (John 14:8 )
Jesus, thank you for making your father’s love real for us.
Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” (John 14:9)
Jesus, we are so often clueless: thank you for hanging in there with us through it all.
“Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does the works.” (John 14:10)
Father, we ask you to dwell in us each day of our lives.
“Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me, or else believe me for the sake of the works themselves.” (John 14:11)
Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to my Father.” (John 14:12)
Holy Spirit, help me each day to do the works that Jesus is calling me to do. Thank you.
“And whatever you ask in my name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13)
Jesus, your name is above every name. Please help us abide in the power of your name.
“If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.” (John 14:14)
Father, I ask in Jesus’ name for daily empowerment by your Holy Spirit. I ask for the gifts and fruit of your Holy Spirit to be evident daily in my life. Thank you.
“If you love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15)
Holy Spirit, please help me each day to show my love for Jesus by keeping his commandments.
“And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Helper, that he may abide with you forever–“ (John 14:16)
Father, please flood me each day with the living water of your Holy Spirit.
“the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; but you know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” (John 14:17)
Holy Spirit of truth, flood each parish and each person in this diocese with your presence. Please give me eyes to see what you are doing and ears to hear what you are saying. Thank you
“I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18 )
Father, thank you for giving me your Spirit of adoption.
A word received: Yes, come to me; I AM waiting.
A word received: Pray for my new wine to be poured out into my body.
The Day of Pentecost: 145; Deuteronomy 16:9-12; Acts 4:18-21,23-33; John 4:19-26
Monday: 9, 15; Deuteronomy 4:9-14; 2 Corinthians 1:1-11; Luke 14:25-35
Notes from the Front Line
“Here I am to Worship” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5hN_m55uoM&feature=related