Psalms 69, 73, Jeremiah 22:13-23, Romans 8:12-27, John 6:60-71
Paul continues to celebrate the New Life of the Spirit that followers of Jesus enjoy because of his saving work in chapter 8 of the Letter to the Romans. This life in the Spirit gives us the assurance of Hope, that encourages us forward despite the worse that life throws our way, even in the times we don’t know how to turn to God in prayer, the Holy Spirit is there for us to guide our prayers and provide the means for us to connect to the Father. Lord, help me surrender more and more to you, my life, my hopes, my all; more of you Lord and less of me. Increase in me Lord Jesus, as I place my trust in you. Let us pray:
Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon us the forgiveness of sin, and have raised us to the new life of grace. Sustain them, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give us an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works. Amen.