40 There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joses, and Salome, 41 who also followed Him and ministered to Him when He was in Galilee, and many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem. Mark 15:40-41 (NKJV)
Thank you Father for the women who follow and minister to Jesus by prayer and thanksgiving. Please raise up vocations to the Sisters of St. Mary and the Daughters of the King.
42 Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 44 Pilate marveled that He was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time. 45 So when he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph. Mark 15:42-45 (NKJV)
Thank yhou, Jesus, for the courage of Joseph of Aramathea and his going to Pilate for your body to care for it.
46 Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses observed where He was laid. Mark 15:46-47 (NKJV) .
Holy Spirit, help us all minister to Jesus in our day.
1 Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:1-2 (NKJV)
As it was with the Philippians, so let it be with us, Lord, that we will receive your grace and peace.
3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5 for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, Philippians 1:3-5 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help us remember with thanksgiving those who have gone before us in faith.
6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; 7 just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. Philippians 1:6-7 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please give us grace to praise you with understanding.
7 For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding. Psalm 47:7 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us live in the confidence of the gospel.
A Word Received: Let me guide your steps in in the way of my righteousness.