daily reading 41.3 (John 15:17-19)

5-days-a-week through the Gospel according to John in 2017

First pray to Christ:

You are the one who rose in glory from the grave,
To share your life with those whom once you died to save.
You drew death’s sting
And broke its chains,
Who lives and reigns,
Our risen King.

You are the one who sends, your story to declare;
You call your servants friends and give them news to share.
Let us proclaim
In all the earth,
Your matchless worth
And saving Name. Amen.

John 15:17-19

  • “This is what I command you: Love one another.”
  • 18 “If the world hates you, understand that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you.”

For yourself, pray:

  • That you are neither anxious nor surprised when the world hates you

Other people to pray for:

  • For young Christians unprepared for the world’s hatred

A psalm, as time allows: