Reading and Prayer of the Week
February 25th, 2024
John 5:19–24 (NIV)
19 Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. 22 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.
24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
Let us pray: O God, your great mercy inspires us to give you glory: We thank you that you are gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and we thank you that you bring us back to your beautiful embrace as you continue to teach us the unchangeable truth of your Son, Jesus Christ; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.