Apr. 29: Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Nicolas Tournier, St. Paul, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, 1625-26

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Acts 16:22-34
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 7-8
Gospel: John 16:5-11

"Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved (NRSV, Acts 16:31)."

Let us pray.

Father, we thank you for the gift of your divine life that you offer to every human being in every time and place. This same one gift is made manifest in our Lord Jesus Christ who is the Word made flesh. While we rejoice in our knowledge and open acceptance of him, may we recognize as well the many who say "yes," to your gift without being able explicitly to express their faith in words. Everyone who gives himself in love, can only do so because of your life, Father, that you share through the Word now made flesh in Jesus, our Lord.

Father, your saints are many and often those outside the visible bounds of your Church, and even those who through confusion seem to deny your very existence, lead exemplary lives that bear witness to your divine sharing with us.

May we all grow in your life and share it with one another.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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