Saint Barnabas

Saint Barnabas Painting; Raab

Saint Barnabas
Painting; Raab

From the Acts of the Apostles: 11:21b-26;13:1-3

“…In those days a great number who believed turned to the Lord. The news about them reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to go to Antioch. When we arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart, for he was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith….”

Gracious God, encourage us to remain faithful with firmness of heart as you once called Barnabas. Help us live in faith when times challenge us to the core of our lives. Help us spread the gospel by our examples, our lives and the integrity of our words. On this memorial of Barnabas, give us courage to forge ahead, to work for peace and to pray even in the midst of conflict and division. Bring us the peace of your Son, Jesus, now and forever. Amen

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