Nicodemus, a Pharisee and member of the Jewish ruling council, came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs that you do unless God is with him.” (Luke 3:2)
It’s possible that Nicodemus, as well as hearing about Jesus’ preaching and miracles from others, had witnessed them at first hand in Jerusalem.
Yet, Nicodemus was afraid of what his Sanhedrin colleagues might say or do to him!
Lord Jesus, dispell from me all my reservations and fear. Guide me towards your eternal peace and happiness. Instil within me, an enduring love for You, our Risen Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer: Before A Crucifix
Behold, O Kind and Most Sweet Jesus,
I fall upon my knees in Thy sight,
and with the most fervent desire of my soul,
I pray and beseech Thee
to impress upon my heart
lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity,
with true repentance for my sins,
and a firm desire of amendment.
Whilst with deep affection and grief of soul,
I ponder within myself and mentally contemplate
Thy five most precious wounds,
having before my eyes that which David the prophet spoke,
O Good Jesus: “They have pierced my hands and feet,
they have numbered all my bones.” Amen.