TUESDAY (May 18, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:17)
“So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.” And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.” (Acts 1:21–26)
Two men are chosen as possible replacements for Judas, the one who betrayed Jesus. Both have been eye-witnesses of Jesus’ ministry. Neither one is more worthy, so lots are cast, as was done in the ways of old.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Lord Jesus Christ, be with Jessica this week. Give her your grace and teach her to learn more of your mercy with each passing day. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
O King of glory, Lord of hosts, uplifted in triumph far above all heavens, leave us not without consolation but send us the Spirit of truth whom You promised from the Father; for You live and reign with Him and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.