2021 Prayer | Day Six

DAY SIX

I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE PRAYER

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
JOHN 14:6, NRSV

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Jesus, the way, truth, and life; May I be your witness today

The disciples are facing Jesus’s imminent departure. Jesus tries to prepare and comfort them, but they are filled with questions: Why are you leaving us? Aren’t we supposed to be following you? How do we know the way? Jesus explains where he is going and that he will return when everything is ready (John 14:1-3), but they are confused and afraid.

Confusion, loss of meaning, uncertainty, and fear of what looms ahead has plagued humans throughout history, and Jesus offers us the same response he gave the disciples: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” Jesus addresses the deepest questions of the universe: Is there a God? How can we know him? Do we live forever? And how can we truly live with God, one another, and ourselves in peace, harmony, and love?

The answer? Jesus is the way to God, he guides us in the truth of God, and he offers us abundant and eternal life with God.

And yet, the world resists. The world scoffs at the idea that there is only one way to God. The world seeks to define abundant life by its own terms. But Jesus’s death and resurrection verified everything he ever said. His disciples eventually understood, and followers of Jesus have been his witnesses ever since.

As the world searches for meaning, purpose, and peace, Jesus’s invitation remains the same: Follow me. I am the way, and the truth, and the life.

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For Reflection

  • Do you believe Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life? Have you put your trust in him? (You can today!)

  • Who in your sphere needs to know the truth about Jesus?

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BREATH PRAYER

CENTER your body and mind to be with Jesus.

VISUALIZE someone(s) in need of the truth about Jesus.

SLOWLY INHALE, “Jesus, the way, truth, and life.”

SLOWLY EXHALE, “May I be your witness today.”

REPEAT the breath prayer until you feel Jesus’s peace.

LOOK AND LISTEN for ways to share the truth about Jesus today.

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