May 12, Seventh Sunday of Easter
The Lord is king, the most high over all the earth. — Psalm 97: 1 and 9
Mass Readings: Acts 7:55-60/Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20/John 17:20-26
Prayer For You
Did you know that just hours before He died, Jesus prayed for you? He really did! Jesus prayed for all who would believe in Him through the disciples’ message (v. 20) — and that includes you and me, 20 centuries later.
What did Jesus pray for? That all believers would experience the oneness He enjoyed with His Father. Oneness is not sameness or uniformity, but rather unity forged despite and through differences. Father and Son model matchless unity, while remaining distinct. Believers, although demonstrating diversity in terms of culture, race, occupation, sex, and age, are declared one because they hold in common the most important thing of all: faith in Christ (Gal 3:28). Oneness woven out of such unlikely strands bears powerful and credible witness to God’s love in an unbelieving world.
Prayer: Lord, help us “preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace” (Eph 4:3).
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