Sixth S. of Easter (Rogate):The Father Answers Our Prayers Because of JesusNum. 21:4-9; 1 Tim. 2:1-6; James 1:22-27; John 16:23-33; Psalm 107:1-9—Memorization Verses:Num. 21:7 Pray to the LORD, that hetake away the serpents from us.‖ SoMoses prayed for the people.1 Tim. 2:2 First of all, then, I urge thatsupplications, prayers, intercessions, andthanksgivings be made for all peopleJames 1:22 But be doers of the word, andnot hearers onlyJohn 16:23 Truly, truly, I say to you,whatever you ask of the Father in myname, he will give it to you.Psalm 107:6 Then they cried to theLORD in their trouble, and he deliveredthem from their distress.
Write a good old-fashionedP raiseR epentanceA ppreciationY ouE veryoneR esolveJohn 16:23 Truly, truly, I say to you,whatever you ask of the Father in myname, he will give it to you.
Use your prayer notes. Use a verse from thebible to reflect on. Pray, knowing Godwill hear. P raiseR epentanceA ppreciationY ouE veryoneR esolveLet us pray to the Lord:Lord, have mercy.1. Eternal Father, strong to savethrough our victorious Lord JesusChrist: By Your Word and Spiritgrant us grace and peace in Christ,that whatever troubles, tribulationsand temptations may afflict us inthis world of sin and sorrow, wemay never forget You or forsakeYou but, strengthened by Your graceand compassionate aid, help us toremain patient and faithful until theday of resurrection...2. Merciful Father, in Your greatlove, You have given us the gift ofneighbors and community.Remember in compassion the citiesof our land, many of which battlecrime and corruption, and struggleto maintain the services needed toprotect and serve their residents.Graciously give them good andfaithful government officials, whohold and administer their offices notto be served, but to serve. Guidethem, we implore You, that theymay faithfully serve and administertheir offices, for the public good andthe honor of Your name...3. Kind Father, our Lord Jesus, inthe days of His ministry among us,had no place to lay His head andshowed His kindness to those whocried to Him in their distress: Hearthe cries of those who suffer and arein need of relief, especially thosewho are destitute or homeless andwho struggle to provide daily breadfor themselves and their families.Grant that they may receive the helpand assistance they sorely need.Move us to help and assist ourneighbors in want, that their dailyneeds be met, their hope be renewedand their confidence in Your never-failing kindness be strengthened...
Use your prayer notes. Use a verse from thebible to reflect on. Pray, knowing Godwill hear. P raiseR epentanceA ppreciationY ouE veryoneR esolve4. Good and gracious God, in Yourfatherly kindness and compassion,You generously and daily providefor all our physical needs, pouringforth the blessings of creation uponthe just and the unjust, without anymerit or worthiness in us. In thenew growing season that You nowhave given us, cause thewholesome fruits of the earth tospring forth in abundance. Blesstheir growth with abundantsunshine and seasonal rains. Protectthem from disease and pestilence,hail and drought, and every kind ofdanger, that with thankful hearts wemay enjoy them to the health of ourbodies and be strengthened for Yourservice...--OPEN PRAYER--5. Loving Father, Your Son is theGreat Physician of our souls. As asign of Your kingdom breaking intothis world, He healed many whowere sick, injured, maimed anddistressed. Extend your healing stillover those among us who are sickor who suffer from any otherinfirmity or adversity, that they mayhave their afflictions lifted fromthem. Until you give themdeliverance and health, now or inthe life to come, support them withthe strength by which Your Sonbore the cross for us, that they beupheld in faith toward You and trustin Your never-failing love andgrace...6. Most merciful Father, Your Son,our Lord Jesus, by His cross andPassion has made us children ofGod, reconciled us to You, andtaught us to pray to You as dearchildren ask their dear fathers.Grant us that for which we pray, forwe ask it in His name, trusting inYour mercy, through the same JesusChrist, our Lord, who lives andreigns with You and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and forever. Amen.
7661. Our Father, Who from Heaven AboveOur Father, who from heav’n aboveBids all of us to live in loveAs members of one familyAnd pray to You in unity,Teach us no thoughtless words to sayBut from our inmost hearts to pray.2. Your name be hallowed. Help us, Lord,In purity to keep Your Word,That to the glory of Your nameWe walk before You free from blame.Let no false teaching us pervert;All poor deluded souls convert.3. Your kingdom come. Guard Your domainAnd Your eternal righteous reign.That to the glory of Your nameWe walk before You free from blame.Break Satan’s pow’r defeat his rage;Preserve Your Church from age to age.4. Your gracious will on earth be doneAs it is done before Your throne,That patiently we may obeyThroughout our lives all that You say.Curb flesh and blood and ev’ry illThat sets itself against Your will.5. Give us this day our daily bread,And let us all be clothed and fed.Save us from hardship, war, and strife;In plague and famine, spare our life.That we in honest peace may live,To care and greed no entrance give.6. Forgive our sins, Lord, we implore,That they may trouble us no more;We, too, will gladly those forgiveWho hurt us by the way they live.Help us in our communityTo serve each other willingly.7. Lead not into temptation, Lord,Where our grim foe and all his hordeWould vex our souls on ev’ry hand.Help us resist, help us to standFirm in the faith, a mighty host,Through comfort of the Holy Ghost.8. From evil, Lord, deliver us;The times and days are perilous.Redeem us from eternal death,And, when we yield our dying breath,Console us, grant us calm release,And take our souls to You in peace.9. Amen, that is so shall it be.Make strong our faith in You, that weMay doubt not but with trust believeThat what we ask we shall receive.Thus in Your name and at Your WordWe say, ―Amen, O hear us, Lord!‖
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Numbers 21:4-9The Bronze Serpent4 From Mount Hor they set out by theway to the Red Sea, to go around theland of Edom. And the people becameimpatient on the way. 5 And the peoplespoke against God and against Moses,"Why have you brought us up out ofEgypt to die in the wilderness? For thereis no food and no water, and we loathethis worthless food.‖ 6 Then the LORDsent fiery serpents among the people,and they bit the people, so that manypeople of Israel died. 7 And the peoplecame to Moses and said, ―We havesinned, for we have spoken against theLORD and against you. Pray to theLORD, that he take away the serpentsfrom us.‖ So Moses prayed for thepeople. 8 And the LORD said to Moses,―Make a fiery serpent and set it on apole, and everyone who is bitten, whenhe sees it, shall live.‖ 9 So Moses madea bronze serpent and set it on a pole.And if a serpent bit anyone, he wouldlook at the bronze serpent and live.
1 Timothy 2:1-6Pray for All People2 First of all, then, I urge thatsupplications, prayers, intercessions,and thanksgivings be made for allpeople, 2 for kings and all who are inhigh positions, that we may lead apeaceful and quiet life, godly anddignified in every way. 3 This is good,and it is pleasing in the sight of God ourSavior, 4 who desires all people to besaved and to come to the knowledge ofthe truth. 5 For there is one God, andthere is one mediator between God andmen, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gavehimself as a ransom for all, which is thetestimony given at the proper time.
James 1:22-2722 But be doers of the word, and nothearers only, deceiving yourselves.23For if anyone is a hearer of the wordand not a doer, he is like a man wholooks intently at his natural face in amirror. 24 For he looks at himself andgoes away and at once forgets what hewas like. 25 But the one who looks intothe perfect law, the law of liberty, andperseveres, being no hearer who forgetsbut a doer who acts, he will be blessedin his doing.26 If anyone thinks he is religious anddoes not bridle his tongue but deceiveshis heart, this persons religion isworthless. 27 Religion that is pure andundefiled before God, the Father, isthis: to visit orphans and widows intheir affliction, and to keep oneselfunstained from the world.
John 16:23-3323 In that day you will ask nothing ofme. Truly, truly, I say to you, whateveryou ask of the Father in my name, hewill give it to you. 24 Until now youhave asked nothing in my name. Ask,and you will receive, that your joy maybe full.I Have Overcome the World25 ―I have said these things to you infigures of speech. The hour is comingwhen I will no longer speak to you infigures of speech but will tell youplainly about the Father. 26 In that dayyou will ask in my name, and I do notsay to you that I will ask the Father onyour behalf; 27 for the Father himselfloves you, because you have loved meand have believed that I came fromGod. 28 I came from the Father andhave come into the world, and now Iam leaving the world and going to theFather.‖29 His disciples said, ―Ah, now you arespeaking plainly and not usingfigurative speech! 30 Now we knowthat you know all things and do notneed anyone to question you; this iswhy we believe that you came fromGod.‖31 Jesus answered them, ―Doyou now believe? 32 Behold, the houris coming, indeed it has come, whenyou will be scattered, each to his ownhome, and will leave me alone. Yet Iam not alone, for the Father is with me.33 I have said these things to you, thatin me you may have peace. In theworld you will have tribulation. Buttake heart; I have overcome the world.‖
Psalm 107:1-9Book FiveLet the Redeemed of the LORD SaySo107 Oh give thanks to the LORD, forhe is good,for his steadfast love enduresforever!2 Let the redeemed of the LORD sayso,whom he has redeemed from trouble3 and gathered in from the lands,from the east and from the west,from the north and from the south.4 Some wandered in desert wastes,finding no way to a city to dwell in;5 hungry and thirsty,their soul fainted within them.6 Then they cried to the LORD in theirtrouble,and he delivered them from theirdistress.7 He led them by a straight waytill they reached a city to dwell in.8 Let them thank the LORD for hissteadfast love,for his wondrous works to thechildren of man!9 For he satisfies the longing soul,and the hungry soul he fills withgood things.
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (Rogate)Numbers 21:4–91 Timothy 2:1–6or James 1:22–27John 16:23–30 (31–33)The Father Answers Our Prayers Because of Jesus―Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it toyou‖ (John 16:23). To pray in Jesus’ name is to pray as one who has been baptized. For itis in the water that He put His name upon you, claiming you as His own, making you a sonof God with access to the Father. By His incarnation and crucifixion, our Lord Jesus brokethrough the barrier of sin which separated us from God, opening a portal to the Father. Topray in Jesus’ name is to pray with faith in Him as the one Mediator between God andmen, who gave Himself a ransom for all (1 Tim. 2:1–6). Like Moses in the wilderness,Jesus is our go-between and intercessor before the throne of heaven. He was lifted up forus on the cross that we might be saved and restored to fellowship with the Father (Num.21:4–9). Looking into this perfect teaching of liberty (James 1:22–27) we pray withboldness and confidence as dear children of God.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowedbe thy name.Thy kingdom come.Thy will be done on earth as it is inheaven.Give us this day our daily bread,and forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive our debtors,and lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil.For thine is the kingdom,and the power,and the glory,for ever and ever. Amen.
Jesus Is Ascended, but NotAbsent2 Kings 2:5-155 The sons of the prophets whowere at Jericho drew near toElisha and said to him, ―Do youknow that today the LORD willtake away your master from overyou?‖ And he answered, ―Yes, Iknow it; keep quiet.‖6 Then Elijah said to him, ―Pleasestay here, for the LORD has sentme to the Jordan.‖ But he said,―As the LORD LIVES, and as youyourself live, I will not leaveyou.‖ So the two of them wenton. 7 Fifty men of the sons of theprophets also went and stood atsome distance from them, as theyboth were standing by theJordan. 8 Then Elijah took hiscloak and rolled it up and struckthe water, and the water wasparted to the one side and to theother, till the two of them couldgo over on dry ground.9 When they had crossed, Elijahsaid to Elisha, ―Ask what I shalldo for you, before I am takenfrom you.‖ And Elisha said,―Please let there be a doubleportion of your spirit onme.‖ 10 And he said, ―You haveasked a hard thing; yet, if you seeme as I am being taken from you,it shall be so for you, but if youdo not see me, it shall not beso.‖ 11 And as they still went onand talked, behold, chariots offire and horses of fire separatedthe two of them. And Elijah wentup by a whirlwind intoheaven.12 And Elisha saw it andhe cried, ―My father, myfather!The chariots of Israel andits horsemen!‖ And he saw himno more.Then he took hold of his ownclothes and tore them in twopieces. 13 And he took up thecloak of Elijah that had fallenfrom him and went back andstood on the bank of theJordan. 14 Then he took the cloakof Elijah that had fallen from himand struck the water, saying,―Where is the LORD, the God ofElijah?‖ And when he had struckthe water, the water was parted tothe one side and to the other, andElisha went over.Elisha Succeeds Elijah15 Now when the sons of theprophets who were at Jericho sawhim opposite them, they said,―The spirit of Elijah rests onElisha.‖ And they came to meethim and bowed to the groundbefore him.
Acts 1:1-11The Promise of the HolySpirit1 In the first book,O Theophilus, I have dealt withall that Jesus began to do andteach, 2 until the day when hewas taken up, after he hadgiven commands through theHoly Spirit to the apostleswhom he had chosen. 3 Hepresented himself alive to themafter his suffering by manyproofs, appearing to themduring forty days and speakingabout the kingdom of God.4 And while staying withthem he ordered them not todepart from Jerusalem, but towait for the promise of theFather, which, he said, ―youheard from me; 5 for Johnbaptized with water, but youwill be baptized with the HolySpirit not many days fromnow.‖The Ascension6 So when they had cometogether, they asked him,―Lord, will you at thistime restore the kingdom toIsrael?‖ 7 He said to them, ―It isnot for you to know times orseasons that the Father hasfixed by his ownauthority. 8 But you willreceive power when the HolySpirit has come upon you,and you will be my witnessesin Jerusalem and in all Judeaand Samaria, and to the end ofthe earth.‖ 9 And when he hadsaid these things, as they werelooking on, he was lifted up,and a cloud took him out oftheir sight. 10 And while theywere gazing into heaven as hewent, behold, two men stoodby them in white robes, 11 andsaid, ―Men of Galilee, why doyou stand looking into heaven?This Jesus, who was taken upfrom you intoheaven, will come in the sameway as you saw him go intoheaven.‖
Mark 16:14-20The Great Commission14 Afterward he appeared to theeleven themselves as they werereclining at table, and he rebukedthem for their unbeliefand hardness of heart,because they had not believedthose who saw him after he hadrisen.15 And he said to them, ―Gointo all the world and proclaimthe gospel to the wholecreation. 16 Whoever believes andis baptized will be saved,but whoever does not believe willbe condemned. 17 And these signswill accompany those whobelieve: in my name they willcast out demons; they will speakin new tongues; 18 they will pickup serpents with their hands; andif they drink any deadly poison, itwill not hurt them; they will laytheir hands on the sick, and theywill recover.‖19 So then the Lord Jesus, after hehad spoken to them, was taken upinto heaven and sat down at theright hand of God. 20 And theywent out and preachedeverywhere, while the Lordworked with them andconfirmed the message byaccompanying signs.]]Luke 24:44-5344 Then he said to them, ―Theseare my words that I spoke to youwhile I was still with you, thateverything written about me inthe Law of Moses and theProphets and the Psalms must befulfilled.‖ 45 Then he opened theirminds to understand theScriptures, 46 and said tothem, ―Thus it is written, that theChrist should suffer and on thethird day rise from thedead, 47 and that repentanceand forgiveness of sins should beproclaimed in his name to allnations, beginning fromJerusalem.48 You are witnesses ofthese things. 49 And behold, I amsending the promise of my Fatherupon you. But stay in the cityuntil you are clothedwith power from on high.‖The Ascension50 Then he led them out as faras Bethany, and lifting up hishands he blessed them. 51 Whilehe blessed them, he parted fromthem and was carried up intoheaven. 52 And they worshipedhim and returned toJerusalem with greatjoy, 53 and were continually in thetemple blessing God.
Mark 16:14-20The Great Commission14 Afterward he appeared to the eleventhemselves as they were reclining at table, andhe rebuked them for their unbelief and hardnessof heart, because they had not believed thosewho saw him after he had risen.15 And he saidto them, ―Go into all the world and proclaimthe gospel to the whole creation. 16 Whoeverbelieves and is baptized will be saved,but whoever does not believe will becondemned. 17 And these signs will accompanythose who believe: in my name they will castout demons; they will speak in newtongues; 18 they will pick up serpents with theirhands; and if they drink any deadly poison, itwill not hurt them; they will lay their hands onthe sick, and they will recover.‖19 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spokento them, was taken up into heaven and satdown at the right hand of God. 20 And theywent out and preached everywhere, while theLord worked with them and confirmed themessage by accompanying signs.]]Luke 24:44-5344 Then he said to them, ―These are my wordsthat I spoke to you while I was still withyou, that everything written about me in theLaw of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalmsmust be fulfilled.‖ 45 Then he opened theirminds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and saidto them, ―Thus it is written, that the Christshould suffer and on the third day rise from thedead, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness ofsins should be proclaimed in his name to allnations, beginning from Jerusalem.48 You arewitnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I amsending the promise of my Father upon you.But stay in the city until you are clothedwith power from on high.‖The Ascension50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, andlifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 Whilehe blessed them, he parted from them and wascarried up into heaven. 52 And they worshipedhim and returned to Jerusalem with greatjoy, 53 and were continually in thetemple blessing God.Psalm 110Sit at My Right HandA Psalm of David.110 The LORD says to my Lord:―Sit at my right hand,until I make your enemies your footstool.‖2 The LORD sends forth from Zionyour mighty scepter.Rule in the midst of your enemies!3 Your people will offer themselves freelyon the day of your power,in holy garments;from the womb of the morning,the dew of your youth will be yours.4 The LORD has swornand will not change his mind,―You are a priest foreverafter the order of Melchizedek.‖5 The Lord is at your right hand;he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.6 He will execute judgment among the nations,filling them with corpses;he will shatter chiefsover the wide earth.7 He will drink from the brook by the way;therefore he will lift up his head.
Psalm 110Sit at My Right HandA Psalm of David.110 The LORD says to myLord:―Sit at my right hand,until I make your enemiesyour footstool.‖2 The LORD sends forth fromZionyour mighty scepter.Rule in the midst of yourenemies!3 Your people will offerthemselves freelyon the day of your power,in holy garments;from the womb of themorning,the dew of your youthwill be yours.4 The LORD has swornand will not change hismind,―You are a priest foreverafter the orderof Melchizedek.‖5 The Lord is at your righthand;he will shatter kingson the day of his wrath.6 He will execute judgmentamong the nations,filling them with corpses;he will shatter chiefsover the wide earth.7 He will drink from thebrook by the way;therefore he will lift uphis head.
Seventh S. of Easter (Exaudi):The Spirit of Truth BearsWitness to Jesus Ezek. 36:22-28 I Will Put MySpirit Within You 1 Peter 4:7-11 (12-14)Stewards of God’s Grace;Suffering as a Christian John 15:26-16:4 The Hatredof the World; The Work of theHoly Spirit Psalm 51:1-12 Create in Me aClean Heart, O God
Ezek. 36:22-28; 1 Peter 4:7-14; John 15:26-16:4; Psalm 51:1-12Ezekiel 36:22-28I Will Put My Spirit Within You22 ―Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thussays the Lord GOD: It is not for your sake, Ohouse of Israel, that I am about to act, but forthe sake of my holy name, which you haveprofaned among the nations to which youcame.23 And I will vindicate the holiness ofmy great name, which has been profanedamong the nations, and which you haveprofaned among them. And the nations willknow that I am the LORD, declares the LordGOD, when through you I vindicate myholiness before their eyes.24 I will take youfrom the nations and gather you from all thecountries and bring you into your own land. 25I will sprinkle clean water on you, and youshall be clean from all your uncleannesses, andfrom all your idols I will cleanse you. 26 And Iwill give you a new heart, and a new spirit Iwill put within you. And I will remove theheart of stone from your flesh and give you aheart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spiritwithin you, and cause you to walk in mystatutes and be careful to obey my rules. 28You shall dwell in the land that I gave to yourfathers, and you shall be my people, and I willbe your God.1 Peter 4:7-147 The end of all things is at hand; therefore beself-controlled and sober-minded for the sakeof your prayers.8 Above all, keep loving oneanother earnestly, since love covers a multitudewithout grumbling. 10 As each has received agift, use it to serve one another, as goodstewards of Gods varied grace: 11 whoeverspeaks, as one who speaks oracles of God;whoever serves, as one who serves by thestrength that God supplies—in order that ineverything God may be glorified through JesusChrist. To him belong glory and dominionforever and ever. Amen.Suffering as a Christian12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fierytrial when it comes upon you to test you, asthough something strange were happening toyou. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christssufferings, that you may also rejoice and beglad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you areinsulted for the name of Christ, you areblessed, because the Spirit of glory and of Godrests upon you.John 15:26-16:426 ―But when the Helper comes, whom I willsend to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth,who proceeds from the Father, he will bearwitness about me. 27 And you also will bearwitness, because you have been with mefromthe beginning.16 ―I have said all these things to you to keepyou from falling away. 2 They will put you outof the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is comingwhen whoever kills you will think he isoffering service to God. 3 And they will dothese things because they have not known theFather, nor me. 4 But I have said these things toyou, that whentheir hour comes you mayremember that I told them to you.The Work of the Holy Spiritbeginning, because I was with you.Psalm 51:1-12Create in Me a Clean Heart, O GodTo the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, whenNathan the prophet went to him, after he hadgone in to Bathsheba.51 Have mercy on me, O God,according to your steadfast love;according to your abundant mercyblot out my transgressions.2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,and cleanse me from my sin!3 For I know my transgressions,and my sin is ever before me.4 Against you, you only, have I sinnedand done what is evil in your sight,so that you may be justified in your wordsand blameless in your judgment.5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,and in sin did my mother conceive me.6 Behold, you delight in truth in the inwardbeing,and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.8 Let me hear joy and gladness;let the bones that you have broken rejoice.9 Hide your face from my sins,and blot out all my iniquities.10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,and renew a right spirit within me.11 Cast me not away from your presence,and take not your Holy Spirit from me.12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,and uphold me with a willing spirit.