A Prayer Prompted by John 2

Gracious Father,

Thank you for giving us the perfect Savior in the person of Jesus Christ your Son.  Help us to always be ready to obey him, even when we are not sure where obedience will lead.  And allow us, through this process to develop greater intimacy with you.

Then Father, when we look at the religious leaders, we realize that we may be in that position today in relation to others.  Help us to always be an encouragement to those who need to grow in their faith. Help us further to make it easier for those who don’t know you to come to know you personally.

Help us to be stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks to other people’s faith.

In Christ our Lord,

Amen

Mark 14 Verse by Verse

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Christ is getting closer to the cross. This chapter will highlight a woman’s sacrifice, Peter’s failure and Christ’s obedience.

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A Prayer Prompted by Mark 14

Dear Father in heaven,

What can we ever say or do to thank you for your great love for us? In truth, we can never repay you, and can never match Christ’s sacrifice, which was offered for our sins.

The best we can do is give you our lives, our abilities and our possessions and ask you to use us to accomplish your will.

Help us to express complete obedience to you without relying on ourselves.

Like the woman in the story of the fragrant ointment, help us to offer you all that we have.

Like Jesus in the garden, help us to see that your will for us is better than our own will, whatever that may be.

Help us to live our the words, “Thy will be done.”

In Christ our Lord,

Amen.