John 16:23-28

On that day you will ask nothing of me. Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.

“I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but will tell you plainly of the Father. On that day you will ask in my name. I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and am going to the Father.”

Reflection – Donna Fitch

A Poem

So much overwhelms me in my life every day.
Never am I sure what’s to come.
I’m not even sure what’s come before.

Jesus, open the way.
Jesus, open the way.

Did I ask specifically for His help today?
Did I ask Him of what’s to come?
He’s my Guide and opening Door.

Jesus opened the way.
Jesus opened the way.

Father will provide when I ask in Jesus’ name,
He has promised joy all complete.
I don’t have to know what’s come before.

Jesus opens the way.
Jesus opens the way.

A Little Prayer

Lord, help me ask in Your name for what I want, confident that the Father loves me and He will make my joy complete. Amen.