May 10, 2016 Acts 20:17-27; John 17:1-11a
Very often we hear in scripture that Jesus withdrew from His mission work in order to pray. Prayer fueled His work … and His example teaches us the importance of prayer. Jesus taught us to pray.
In today’s Gospel … Jesus gives us a format for prayer by offering praise and glory to His heavenly Father. He came to glorify the Father … to teach us how to live … to bring us salvation … and to promise and assure us … that the Spirit would dwell among us to guide us.
This Gospel offers us an outline of how we are to pray. Jesus gives us the format … and the example … of how to communicate with the Father … and spread the Good News.
Let us confidently do our part and pray for the grace we need to accomplish the work that God has designed for us.