June 6 – Thursday
Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Gospel Reading: JN 17:20-26
The longest recorded prayer of Jesus is found in the Gospel of John, the "high priestly" prayer which Jesus prayed aloud at his last supper meal with his disciples (John 17). This prayer most clearly reveals the heart and mind of Jesus – who and what he loved most – love for his Father in heaven and love for all who believe in him. His prayer focuses on the love and unity he desires for all who would believe in him and follow him, not only in the present, but in the future as well.
Prayer: (all together)
Heavenly Father, Pardon our sins and heal our divisions that we may grow in love, unity, and holiness together as your sons and daughters. Amen