Prayer of the Day
Daily PrayerJuly 10th, 2015
Jesus forewarns the Apostles against the trials that await them and tells them to be persevering to the end. Living and proclaiming His message they will sometimes experience rejection, even from those who are close to them. When the Apostles stand alone and accused for His sake, Jesus promises, they will be assisted by the Spirit. As helper and advocate, the Spirit will inspire them with the words they have to utter. The promise is fulfilled for example, in the case of the deacon, Stephen. They could not withstand the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke.
O God of truth, give us the courage to set our hearts on you in the midst of chaos and tension of the world. We pray that you help us. Amen