God’s grace and mercy are brought to us through the sacraments – Nassau Guardian

“My prayers are not just for them, and for those who believe in me through their message, as you are in me and I am in you, they all I pray to be a father. May they be in us as the world believes you sent me. I have them the glory you have given me. . For them to be completely united, they are in them, you are in me, as we are one. Then the world you send me You will know what they have done and that you have loved them even if you loved me.

“Father of justice, the world does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me.” – St. John 17: 20-23, 25

Last Sunday, we celebrated the last Sunday of the Easter Festival. In the appointed text, Jesus prayed for his little believers and the church.

Prayer is a powerful tool given to us by God. It’s a way of communicating with creators. Prayer empowers our daily lives and gives us hope for the future.

Still, someone once called prayer a beggar. He said that even God wouldn’t beg.

I agree, prayer is a beggar. We ask the merciful and merciful God to see us poor and miserable sinners with mercy and compassion. To pray is to plead.

Those begging on the street expect and plead for the help of poverty and need. The street beggar begs a stranger and he doesn’t know if he will get help. On the other hand, we plead with God for which response and help are guaranteed.

We should all constantly pray for God’s grace, mercy, and intervention in our lives and in the lives of our families and friends. My deceased mother and brother were prayer warriors. They were always kneeling and praying, especially for their families.

I am grateful for the prayers dedicated to me. Yes, especially thanks to the many unknowns who continue to pray for me. I often get letters from strangers saying they are praying for me and my ministry. Praise the Lord.

We learn from the Bible that there was a quarrel among the disciples shortly after the Lord ascended to heaven. Some people disagreed about how to organize the church and who would join it. Unfortunately, there are still those quarrels today.

The modern church has seen many divisions, but we in the church are still united. This prayer gives us that unity, which unites us in Christ Jesus. Through him, and within him, we are one body, striving for the kingdom of God.

We all need prayer to uphold our faith. While we are on this earth, we are called to show this unity. It allows the world to know that he is a child of God. We are called to convey the love of our Father to the world.

Over time, he knew that the church needed God’s grace and mercy and his protection. So, before going to his father, he intervened on behalf of both his disciples and the church.

Jesus’ prayer is a comprehensive prayer. We thank God for God’s prayers for us to address the challenges the world presents to us. Where would you be without it?

He concludes his prayer by paying homage to his father, “Father of Justice.” Through the Son, the Father purchased all mankind from sin and punishment with the blood of the Lamb of Pascal, Jesus Christ.

Yes, we too are like beggars seeking the grace and mercy of God that is brought to us through sacraments, sacrament, and communion. We are asked to share this with the world. We pray today that he will keep us in true faith and we will continue to be a beacon to the lost souls of the world. Amen.

• Pastor Samuel M. Buddle, Pastor of the Lutheran Church in Nassau, Dr. 119 John F. Kennedy can be contacted in the PO Box N4794 in Nassau, Bahamas. Or call 426-9084; email: lutheranchurch@coralwave.comWebsite: God’s grace and mercy are brought to us through the sacraments – Nassau Guardian

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