Tom & I are just back from our quarterly retreat and I am feeling renewed, refocused and ready for Easter. While I was away I wrote the following prayer, the first of several I want to share as we move through the final days of Lent towards Holy week.
Holy week is the pivotal point of our faith culminating in the wonder of Christ’s resurrection, but many of us are afraid to walk this path because we are afraid of suffering. But there is no other pathway to eternal life and the wonder of God’s kingdom than through the Cross and the joy for me is that we do not walk this path alone. We walk it together with Jesus and with the great company of those who have gone before.
Let us walk the way of the Cross together
And move forward without fear into God’s eternal purposes
May we trust in God alone, follow Jesus and cling to the Spirit
May we choose rightly so that life will begin anew in our hearts.