Day 5

Today’s Picture: Jesus Teaches his Disciples by James Tissot

Jesus and the Father: United

In John’s Gospel Jesus speaks to his disciples at length during his last supper. 
Jesus reveals God to us, not just in his words, but very much in his works and
the way he behaves; bringing life, healing, respect and good news for the poor.

Today’s Prayer

Preparation: Begin by stilling; then dedicating the time of prayer to God and asking God that all you think, feel and imagine are for the glory of God. 

Gift:  Ask for what you desire.  Suggestion: To hear Jesus more clearly.

Setting:  You can imagine yourself sitting in the upper room with the disciples
listening to Jesus words.

John 12:44-50 HCSB

Then Jesus cried out, 
“The one who believes in Me believes not in Me,
but in Him who sent Me.
And the one who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. 

I have come as a light into the world,
so that everyone who believes in Me would not remain in darkness. 

If anyone hears My words and doesn’t keep them, I do not judge him;
for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 

The one who rejects Me and doesn’t accept My sayings has this as his judge:
The word I have spoken will judge him on the last day. 
For I have not spoken on My own, but the Father Himself who sent Me
has given Me a command as to what I should say and what I should speak. 
I know that His command is eternal life. 
So the things that I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.”

Conversation: You may want to discuss with Jesus what his words mean for you.

Final Prayer: End with a formal prayer such as the Lord’s Prayer/Our Father.

Today’s Music

Today’s Music: Baba Yetu – Stellenbosch University Choir (The Lord’s Prayer in Swahili) Recorded by C4 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
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