April 3, 2017
Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62; John 8:1-11
But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7
Jesus refused to condemn the woman caught in adultery. What faults do I need to take to Jesus hoping he will not condemn me?
Lord, help me to see what my many faults are. Grant me the courage to bring them to you in reconciliation. I know that if I am truly sorry you will not condemn me. I know you will forgive me and love me.
Tues., April 4, 2017
Numbers 21:4-9; John 8:21-30
So Jesus said (to them), “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM, and that I do nothing on my own, but I say only what the Father taught me. – Jn 8:28
What healing do I need from God today? Physical? Emotional? Am I able to surrender myself to Jesus every day?
Lord, help me to understand what I am in most need of healing from. Grant me the courage of spirit to step forward to you and to seek that healing. Help me to surender to your love and grace every day.
Wed., April 5, 2017
Daniel 3:14-20, 91-21, 95; John 8:31-42
Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. – Jn 8:31-32
Have any of my Lenten practices freed me from whatever keeps me captive?
Lord, I am enslaved by so many of my bad habits. Help me to see which of these habits is most dangerous to me and set me free from that habit. It is only through you that I can conquer these bad habits. Grant me freedom.
Thurs., April 6, 2017
Genesis 17:3-9; John 8:51-59
Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.” So they picked up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid and went out of the temple area. – Jn 8:58-59
The Jews had trouble believing what Jesus told them. What words of Jesus do I have the most trouble with?
Lord, there are some things that you said that really trouble me. Help me to better understand what you said and to incorporate it into my life. Grant me the courage to accept all of your teachings without question.
Fri., April 7, 2017
Jeremiah 20:10-13; John 10:31-42
If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize [and understand] that the Father is in me and I am in the Father. – Jn 10:37-38
What works of Jesus do I find difficult to accept?
Lord, I truly believe in you, but some of your works are difficult for me to accept. Grant me the understanding to accept all your works without question. Never allow me to doubt you in any way.