Saturday, April 30, 2016

prayer diary Saturday 30 April 2016

‘If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me before it hated you.' 
John 15.18

Reflection:
The purpose of Christianity is not so that Christians may be loved. It is rather that they show love to others by doing all they can to lead them to Christ.

Friday, April 29, 2016

prayer diary Friday 29 April 2016

'No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.' 
John 15.13

Reflection
The martyrs gave up their lives that others might hear the Gospel. We too must be willing to make any sacrifice that others may be brought to Christ.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

prayer diary Thursday 28 April 2016

'If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love.' 
John 14. 10

Reflection
There are many who claim to love Christ who refuse to live by his teachings. Pray for them; for love of Christ must be shown by obedience to his commands.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

prayer diary Wednesday 27 April 2016

‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower … every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.' 
John 14. 1,2

Reflection:
We read in Hebrews that Christ was perfected in suffering. How much more do we need to be made perfect? All that we face in this life is a chance to grow in Christ.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

prayer diary Tuesday 26 April 2016

'Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.' 
John 14.27

Reflection
There is much in the world that may trouble us. But if we have faith then we know that we have nothing to fear.

Monday, April 25, 2016

prayer diary Monday 25 April 2016 (St Mark the Evangelist)

' ...and you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.' 
Mark 13.13

Reflection
St Mark himself was faithful unto death. We can give thanks that the one chosen by God to record these words of His was also given the grace to live them out fully in his life – even as we pray to be granted some small measure of that same grace.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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