Apr 16, 2017

Opening Prayer: Sunday after Easter

Here’s an opening prayer for the Sunday after Easter. It was posted on the Literature & Liturgy website.

Opening Prayer
(inspired by John 20:19-31)

Lord Jesus Christ, on the second Sunday of Easter,
the light of your love shines on!
Your light has come into the world,
And neither darkness, nor evil, nor even death itself
could overcome it.

And we (like Mary, like the disciples, like “doubting” Thomas)
who have been there with you
through Holy Week and the first Easter Morning
have been made witnesses to the resurrection story:
wondering,
bewildered,
hoping,
rejoicing….
and sometimes doubting.

It is not always easy to believe with our minds
and trust with our hearts.

Loving Christ,
Open the eyes of our faith
that we may behold the work of your redemption.
Open our minds and hearts to receive you, Lord:
your resurrection glory, your light everlasting.
May this time of worship, reflection and celebration
be a worthy response to your love and your sacrifice for us.
Together we pray as you taught your disciples to pray:
Our Father….

~ posted on Literature & Liturgy. https://jesusscribbles.wordpress.com/