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Weekly Prayer

Sunday, April 19, 2015

“They were still incredulous for joy and were amazed…”

Jesus, I am not
in the upper room
with your disciples,
but like them I am
often hidden behind walls;
and like them,
I need to see, to hear,
to feel, to know
your risen presence.

Please, Lord,
let Easter prayer
rise continually
from my heart today,
so that I may recognize
your risen presence
no matter in what surprising
ways you come to me.
Come stand in my midst,
even if it startles and
terrifies me at first.
Make it so close, so real,
that I may be filled with
joy and amazement.

Let my mind be
filled with Easter songs
today, risen Lord.
Let them fill
my heart with joy.
And as I live with you, in you,
and through you this day,
help me to join my wounds
to yours, so that
they may be part
of your risen life.

Fill me with joy and
amazement, Lord,
a confident joy that
death in all its forms
will not win in the end,
and that you have really
made me part
of your risen life
and will always
be with me.

And let me be your witness
to all these things.

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