TUESDAY (May 11, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.” (John 15:9)
“While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.” (Acts 10:44–48)
The Holy Spirit comes through the Word to everyone who hears and believes. Luther calls faith “a living spiritual flame by which hearts are set afire, born anew and converted through the Holy Spirit”. The work of the Holy Spirit is always in tandem with the Living Word of Jesus. When the Word is preached, the Holy Spirit is present.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Lord Jesus Christ, be with Toby this week. Give him your grace and teach him to learn more of your mercy with each passing day. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
O God, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.