Prayer: O Jesus, help me to do great work for your glory.
Imagination: (Picture Jesus teaching at the Last Supper).
In this text, Jesus makes two promises. The apostles will do greater works and their prayers in Jesus’ name will be answered. First, however they must believe in Jesus’ relationship with his Father.
Gospel Text: (Read slowly, possibly aloud.)
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? Otherwise, believe because of the works I do. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do even greater than these because I go to the Father.
Whatever you will ask the Father in my name, I will do, so that the Father will be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, that I will do.
Thoughts. (Read all. Ponder the ones that attract you.)
- Jesus always demands that the apostles believe in him.
- The works he does helps them to believe.
- Suddenly, Jesus offers them a new gift.
- The disciples will do the same works as Jesus, and even greater ones.
- They will enjoy great intercessory power with the Father.
- Jesus himself will answer their requests.
- Jesus has changed the whole reality. A new stage of divine power resides in Jesus’ name.
Affections: (When one touches your heart, use your own words.)
- O Jesus, you always have greater promises and new gifts.
- I believe in you.
- You will give me everything that I need for eternal life.
- O Jesus, you share your powers with me so I can give glory to the Father.
- You have gone to the Father and pour out heaven’s gifts upon the earth.
- O Jesus, if I believe, you will rain down heavenly treasures.
Resolutions: (Possibly you might want to make your own.)
- Today, I will intercede with great hope.
- I will thank Jesus for going to the Father and changing all reality.
Thought for the Day: (To recall your meditation)
Whatever you ask the Father in my name, I will do.