THURSDAY (January 7, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52) Sentence
“In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:10–14)
Jesus is the Word of Truth. He is the Gospel of salvation. He speaks. We listen. We listen with the ears of the Holy Spirit, and are sealed into Jesus. This sealing into Jesus alleviates panic and brings assurance and safety. It is not of our doing, but the gift given to us, securing us in the promise.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Show your grace to Bridget this day, as she goes about the callings you have given to her. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty God, You have poured into our hearts the true Light of Your incarnate Word. Grant that this Light may shine forth in our lives; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.