Saturday 27 May 2017

About Today Readings

St Augustine of Canterbury.
Acts 18:23-28. Psalms  46(47):2-3, 8-10. John 16:23-28.

God is king of all the earth — Psalms 46(47):2-3, 8-10.

They took an interest in him and gave him further instruction about the Way.

The image of the early church as presented in the first reading is one of strong, confident faith and warm friendship: the people are wholehearted in trying to take Jesus and his message seriously.

Jesus, please bless me and my worshipping community with something of this same spirit. Deepen our faith, and may our care for one another proclaim that we follow you not just in words. I know there will be misunderstandings and mistakes, but if we trust that the Spirit is with us we can be sure the Spirit will guide us.

Jesus, in the gospel you stress the need to pray to the Father and to ask for what we need. I pray that we may be blessed with something of that same spirit evident in the early church.

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