Opening Prayer: John 11

Here’s an opening prayer inspired by John 11: 1-45, the raising of Lazarus from the dead. It was written by Nancy Johnson.

Opening Prayer
(inspired by John 11: 1-45)

Holy God, Creator of Life,
you call us out of our dark places,
offering us the grace of new life.
When we see nothing but hopelessness,
you surprise us with the breath of your spirit.

Call us out of our complacency and routines,
set us free from our self-imposed bonds,
and fill us with your spirit of life, compassion, and peace,
In the name of Jesus, your anointed one, we pray. Amen.

~ written by Nancy Johnson, and posted on Wonderings through life and other such nonsense.