Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/051216.cfm
Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: “I pray not only for these, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me. Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world. Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.”
Jesus prayed for us before He rose to Heaven. We are “those who will believe” and we believe not because we see Him but because of what He taught and what came down to us through the centuries. He loved us and loves us today. Do you love Him? Do you believe?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I love you and believe all that your Son has taught. Thank you for the prayers, the hope and the love. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope, Alleluia!