GOSPEL READING AND PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Gospel Reading and Prayer of the Week

April 14th, 2024


Luke 24:36–45 (NIV)

36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” 40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence. 44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” 45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 


PRAYER:

Let us pray:

O God, you have opened our eyes to the truth of what your Son, Jesus, did for us. May we fix our eyes on Jesus and share in his redeeming work in this world. Let us focus on Jesus, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.