May 30, 2019 Thursday of the 6th Week of Easter-C

Acts of the Apostles 18:1-8

Psalm 98

John 16:16-20

…and many of the Corinthians who heard believed and were baptized.  Acts 18:8

All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation by our God.  Ps. 98:3

Lord, may all peoples and all lands praise your forever.  Every flower and creature reflects your glorious gift of life.  Our world teems with the creative acts of God.  All kings and nations are subject to you.  You see us all as your children and love every one of us with complete love.  Paul brought the truth of salvation to distant lands and cultures.  This work continues today in our brave and courageous holy missionaries.  Give them strength and protection as they push forward to bring the good news of your love to those who do not know you.  By my baptism I too am called to bear fruit in your vineyard.  I am not called to go to distant jungles and deserts.  I am called to live among my family and community to proclaim the same message.  Lord, show me today the one person who you will place in my life to be touched by your love.  I may not even realize that you are using me to be a missionary.   Help me to be ready by living like I’ve been saved.  Dear Jesus, my words and actions are at your command.  Amen.