Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
On the night in which Christ our Lord was betrayed He said, “In that day—the day of My resurrection—you will ask nothing of me. There will be no need for clarification on what I’ve said, for then you will understand all I have taught you. Then you will get that My work is to rescue the Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve from sin and death. My resurrection will make My whole life make sense. My work will be obvious. The destruction of death. Victory for those caught in sin and the fear of death. My resurrection will make your urgent requests, your prayers, to the Father in My name effective. What you request on behalf of Me will be done by my Father.” And then in the next chapter, John 17, He tells them and us what to pray on His behalf, in His name, trusting in Him. That Christians be one (John 17:11, 22-23), united in the belief that Jesus came to die for their sins. That His life, death and resurrection defeated sin and death and give life eternal in His name, in His Kingdom, with His Father.