Prayer and Meditation for Thursday, May 18, 2017 — May my joy be in you and may your joy be complete

Peace and Freedom

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Lectionary: 288

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Art: The Apostle Paul Preaches The Word

Reading 1  ACTS 15:7-21

After much debate had taken place,
Peter got up and said to the Apostles and the presbyters,
“My brothers, you are well aware that from early days
God made his choice among you that through my mouth
the Gentiles would hear the word of the Gospel and believe.
And God, who knows the heart,
bore witness by granting them the Holy Spirit
just as he did us.
He made no distinction between us and them,
for by faith he purified their hearts.
Why, then, are you now putting God to the test
by placing on the shoulders of the disciples
a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear?
On the contrary, we believe that we are saved
through the grace of the Lord Jesus…

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