Easter Prayer: Believe the Wonder

Here’s a prayer for Easter from Roddy Hamilton.  It was posted on the Mucky Paws website.

Prayer for Easter: Believe the Wonder
(inspired by the events in John 21: 1-18)

empty tombs and risen lords
stones that have rolled
and resurrection,

for some it is easy to believe
for others it is just daft
but for most
we wonder
we wonder what might be possible

and God
if love is the greatest power in the universe
we wonder
what might be possible

if love chooses to carry on loving
even those who try and kill it
what might be possible

and if love decides to give of itself
for the sake of others
what might be possible

so in our wonder
and our longing for such a love as this
that changes things
may we dare to believe
in what seems impossible
and dare to live
impossible lives
that hope beyond death
but believe in life before death

may we life this kind of love
that dares to work for justice
and the fullness of life for everyone
dare to work for peace
and the fullness of peace for everyone
because we believe in love
which has become
the most powerful thing in the universe
because it gives of itself

may we make time
this season of renewal and life
to wonder
and wonder
what love might make possible
in us. Amen. 

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Mucky Paws. http://www.nkchurch.org.uk/index.php/mucky-paws