Sunday, May 21, 2023
The readings for the 7th Sunday of Easter remind us that even though Jesus is not with us in his human body, we are still connected to him and to each other in prayer. The first reading (Acts 1:12-14) tells of how after the ascension of Jesus, his followers grow in community by praying together. The psalm (Psalm 27:1, 4, 7-8) expresses our longing for God. The second reading (1 Peter 4:13-16) reminds us to glorify God always, even when we are suffering. And in the gospel (John 17:1-11) Jesus prays as he prepares to ascend.
So prayer is a good theme for this weekend’s readings. Here are some ideas: