Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sunday Prayer: Palms of Passion

God of all hopefulness, God of my life
On this holy day of Palms and Passions 
and through this 
the holiest of weeks,
when our Lenten journey
finds its completion
through pain
losses of all kinds,
through fear
and finger pointing.

As we come to recognize
the varied ways we work against you -
Oh God
against your hopes and dreams 
for creation
against your love poured out 
in flesh and blood -
we hang our heads and bow our hearts
seeking your forgiveness
yearning for your guidance
desiring your compassion.

Fill us we pray, with the ability to
turn to you, kneeling before you
may your grace
open our spirit that we may
let you in
receive you
take You in..

Into our hearts and minds and souls 
Let you in
that we might turn and
return to you, 
that we might be
transformed in you, 
through you, by you, 
for you.

once more,
this day, this week,
into a new self, 
me, you.

May we become a new people, 
a gentle people, 
a people of
love and compassion, 
born anew from our
deepest sorrow 
through the breadth of your 
and love.

And then, may we do likewise.
And, love.

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