WELCOME TO SPRED IRELAND
During a Spred Session the Leader will read a short piece of scripture and this is followed by each person receiving a personal message from Jesus. Each week this page will display both a piece of Scripture and a personal message. I invite you to visit this site each week for your own spiritual nourishment.
Today we hear how Jesus came to the disciples while Thomas was there. He believed then.
Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. 'Peace be with you' he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, 'Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe.' Thomas replied, 'My Lord and my God!' Jesus said to him:
'You believe because you can see me.
Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.' (John 20:26-29)
_____, Jesus says to you today,
Believe in me.
I give you my peace.
Christ Jesus, you call us to bring your joy to the world. Alleluia!
You invite us to be your Body on earth. Alleluia!
You mission us to reach out to the fearful and weak. Alleluia!
You empower us to reveal your presence to a weary world. Alleluia!
You enthuse us to enter deeper into a life assured of resurrection. Alleluia!
Be with us Lord, as we continue our pilgrim journey as an Easter people.
Guide our footsteps with the light of Easter faith,
that we may walk in your ways.
May we trust in the eyes of our heart,
the eyes of our faith,
to see more clearly,
to see more deeply,
the mystery that is life,
the mystery that is God.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, who has risen from the dead. Alleluia. Amen.
(Adapted from Prayer For Parish Groups, Donal Harrington & Julie Kavanagh)