Apr 6, 2012

Prayer of the Day: Easter 3

Here’s a beautiful prayer for the third Sunday of Easter from Thom Shuman’s Lectionary Liturgies blog.

Prayer of the Day
(based on Luke 24:36-48)

When we are blinded by anger,
you pour out your love
for all to see;
when we wonder
what tomorrow will bring,
you call us to trust in you;
when sadness fills our lives,
you plant gladness in our hearts.
God of Easter:
touch us with your grace.

You show us your hands,
so we may reach out
to mend the broken;
you show us your feet,
so we may walk with
those the world passes by;
you show us your face,
so we may know what
our sisters and brothers look like.
Risen Christ:
touch us with your compassion.

You open our eyes,
so we may see God's love;
you open our minds,
so we may welcome God's Word;
you open our lips,
so we may be God's witnesses.
Spirit of Hope:
touch us with your peace.

God in Community, Holy in One,
open us to your presence,
as we pray as Jesus has taught us, saying,
Our Father . . .

— written by Thom Shuman, and posted on his excellent Lectionary Liturgies blog. 

For more prayers on this blog, see the Scriptural Prayer Index at the upper right side of the page.