Saturday, June 4, 2011

Morning Prayer Guide - Saturday

Read: John 8:21-30 and Psalm 93.

Today’s passage works very well with the last few days. Jesus tells his listeners that if they do not believe that he is the Son of God, we will die in our sin. But if we will recognize him as the Christ and follow him we will be saved.

Even we Christians can start to question our faith. We can have times of doubt. This is normal; doubt is part of the journey. But we need to put that aside and believe that Christ is the Son of God, and that he speaks the words of life.

This week we have looked at how Christ is present in Holy Communion. Many churches will be celebrating the Eucharist tomorrow. Take some time today to confess your sins to God. It is often helpful to do this with the help of your pastor or another mature Christian.

We have also seen that Christ is present with us now, if only we will open our eyes and see him. Take some time to look around you. Where do you see Christ? Do others see Christ in you?

Close with the Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

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