And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. (John 6:35)
Jesus, please help me to come to you; help me to believe in you.
But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. (John 6:36)
Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will by no means cast out. (John 6:37)
Father, draw me to Jesus day by day.
For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. (John 6:38 )
Holy Spirit, help me daily surrender my will as Jesus did.
This is the will of the Father who sent me, that of all he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. (John 6:39)
Jesus, please raise me up at that last day to new and complete life in you.
And this is the will of him who sent me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:40)
Father, help me to abide in your will.
A word received: It is hard for you to hear me. It is hard but I have said the way to me is narrow. Lean into me and do not give up. Remember that when you are yoked with me, I will show you the way.
A word received (parish vision word): I want my people to reach out to the community.
Jan. 2: 34 * 33; Gen. 12:1-7; Heb. 11:1-12; John 6:35-42, 48-51
Jan. 3: 68 * 72**; Gen. 28:10-22; Heb. 11:13-22; John 10:7-17