FRIDAY (June 12, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“…behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”” (Matthew 28:20b)
““Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”’ Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”” (Acts 2:29–36)
Jesus promised His disciples the outpouring of the Holy Spirt after His glorification which was His death on the cross. True to His promise, the Holy Spirt is poured out on those believers who will form the early Christian Church. Likewise, the Holy Spirit is poured out on us in the sacrament of Holy Baptism. Here we are given the gift of faith and the gifts of mercy which is Christ Himself.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Father, we lift up Jack before you this day, asking that You would give him your mercy all the days of his life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty and everlasting God, You have given us grace to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity by the confession of a true faith and to worship the Unity in the power of the Divine Majesty. Keep us steadfast in this faith and defend us from all adversities; for You, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, live and reign, one God, now and forever.