Readings for May 17

Readings for May 17

Overcoming the world

The Psalm: 47: 8-9

God reigns over the nations; *
God sits on his holy throne.

9 The princes of the peoples are gathered with the people
of the God of Abraham; *
for the mighty upon earth have become the servants of the Lord,
and he is very highly exalted.

BCP 2019

The LESSON: john 16: 25-33

I Have Overcome the World

25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! 30 Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” 31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

The Collect:

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Prayer for our Holy Communion Fast

Lord Jesus, you so graciously give yourself to your church in the sacrament of Holy Communion. We lament that we cannot at this time partake of your precious body and blood. And we pray that through this unwilling fast, you would increase in us a deep hunger for you, until that day when, with all the saints, we join again around your table, to feed on you in our hearts by faith and with thanksgiving. Amen.

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