Monday, May 29, 2017
TUESDAY, 7th Week of Easter
May 30, 2017 – TUESDAY, 7th Week of Easter
Acts 20: 17- 27 / Jn 17:1 - lla
FROM THE 1ST READING: Acts 20: 22- 24
Paul said to the Church elders at Ephesus, "But now I am going to Jerusalem, chained by the Spirit, without knowing what will happen to me there. Yet in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that imprisonment and troubles await me. Indeed I put no value on my life, if only I can finish my race and complete the service to which I have been assigned by the Lord Jesus, to announce the good news of God's grace."
GOSPEL READING: Jn 17: 1 - 11a
After saying this, Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; give glory to your Son, that the Son may give glory to you. You have given him power over all mortals, and you want him to bring eternal life to all you have entrusted to him. For this is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and the One you sent, Jesus Christ.
"I have glorified you on earth and finished the work that you gave me to do. Now, Father, give me in your presence the same Glory I had with you before the world began.
"I have made your name known to those you gave me in the world. They were yours and you gave them to me, and they kept your word. And now they know that all you have given me comes indeed from you. I have given them the teaching received from you, and they received it and know in truth that I came from you and they believe that you have sent me.
"I pray for them; I do not pray for the world but for those who belong to you and whom you have given to me - indeed all I have is yours and all you have is mine- and now they are my glory. I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world whereas I am going to you. Holy Father, keep them in your Name (that you have given me) so that they may be one, just as we are."
In the first reading Paul, calmly and courageously, bids farewell to the believers in Ephesus, telling them that he was ready for persecution and imprisonment.
In the Gospel reading, Jesus asks his Father to glorify him just as he glorified the Father. The obedient Son, he has glorified the Father by his obedience to the Father's will.
He also prays for his followers, that they may remain faithful to his word and that they may be united to the
Father. We pray that this same prayer of Jesus at the night
before he died is also his prayer for us who follow him and his word.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:
IN MEMORIAM (†)
LOURDES Q. ESTRADA
Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most.
Have a good day!
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