"Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, my servant also will be." (John 12:26a)
Following goes along with both covenant and prayer. Covenant is both a noun - as in an agreement between two parties - and a verb - each party agreeing to do something. Following also goes along with believing. Do we really believe and if we believe are we "agreeing" to follow and be where Jesus is leading? Following also goes with prayer because it is one of the ways we communicate with God as we "make all our wants and wishes known." (Sweet Hour of Prayer verse 1)
The Gospel reading, today, in John 12 is after Jesus has entered Jerusalem. Jesus is answering questions and encouraging people to follow and be where Jesus is calling followers to go. At the same time we need to think about how we are talking to, listening for and following Jesus. NOW is when we can be especially thinking about prayer and if we really believe in it. Jesus taught prayer (Matthew 6:9--13) with daily being part of the idea "give us this day" (Matthew 6:11 emphasis mine) and forgiveness -- "forgive us...as we forgive" (Matthew 6:12) and future "lead us not...". (Matthew 6:13) This is to help us with following as Jesus' servants (John 12:26) to be where Jesus is - saying this prayer DAILY seems like a good idea!
As Caregivers we are, pretty much, already following where God is calling us to go - right? We are taking care of "our people" which means pretty hectic (and full!) schedules. However the time with God, praying this prayer and spending time with (and listening to) God - in God's Word - helps us with both "finding" the time AND with the strength for "our" people and the schedule. Do we REALLY believe?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.