April 15 Prayer
A new dawn awakens
It amazes me sometimes how when you feel so bad and down one day then a new day begins.
It becomes a fresh start for the body, soul and spirit .
Renewed after rest
Return, Jesus calls us to return.
And in the turning and in the changing of our minds there is renewal.
Listen to the birds sing outside the window.
And God brings resurrection in all things!
In Jesus is everything!
Today we come with single hearts to pray;
“Lord in you is everything
We ask for simple things and for the impossible things knowing that the Father is in you and you are in him.
We seek, ask and knock on the doors of the holy kingdom to come to the here and now, right where we are.
Forgive us for becoming overwhelmed with the details of the everyday that we lose sight of the eternal.
May we awaken to the new dawn in us.
May we speak boldly of your goodness.
May we see you in everything and everyone.
Grace and peace are yours forevermore.
Let us received it!
April 14 Prayer
Truth brings light
As light brings truth
Jesus speaks compassion for all
and we are to respond.
It starts with coming to terms what is true inside us and
where we deny what is real out of our own comfort
or fear of the unknown.
Truth comes not to only shine the light in darkness but to come as a companion,
A compassionate friend
To lead the way.
And this friend is trustworthy to not let us stay stuck in the lies we have become so used to.
Truth calls us higher to who we really are
And it is there we climb.
And it is there we can rest while taking off the old familiar masks that no longer fit us.
Pause a moment to pray;
Jesus, you are the truth,
And You are the way.
May our hearts follow you and
bring all of ourselves to you.
May we find your companionship
in the truth that is most real and finally find freedom in the fullness of life.
May we look outward to others different than we and be a truthful companion to light their way.
To bring freedom and peace.
In Jesus name.
John 3:16-21, 14:6, Ps.104:1
April 13 Prayer
“Those who believed in the risen Lord were of
One heart and one soul
Power and grace
was given to them.”
Light and life
Here and now
I wonder what it would had been
like to be there with them?
The ones who saw him
Would I be different than I am today ?
Would I give more of myself away?
Come, holy spirit and illuminate the dullness
of my soul.
Whatever is dormant and lying in darkness
Cause your word to be spoken
and heard there.
Let us create together the world you have designed to stand forevermore.
Open space in me to be of one heart
and one soul.
To give what I have,
To be who I am
designed before time.
I receive the resurrection in me
and rest my soul there,
See what is created through
the colors of God.
May your love grow even deeper in me
So my joy will be full of only You.
Acts 4:32-37, Ps.33,Jn.1
April 12 Prayer
Born of the spirit
Born of water
Born of earth
Born of the wind
The things of the natural realm speak of the invisible.
As Jesus speaks the words of life
To be born from above
born anew, and begin again, what comes to your mind?
These things are not tangible to hold in our hands but they are like the wind of the spirit that blows upon us.
Can we trust in the unscene workings of God?
Breathe slowly and deeply letting the grace of the spirit rise up and fall.
Let the wind blow
Afresh upon your now.
Ask your soul where the earth weighs you down,
What keeps you from rising with faith, hope and love?
Be not limited by your mind’s constraints
but let him strengthen you with every gift of the spirit to bear the light of the risen Christ to the world.
Pause and pray;
Lord, loosen our feet from the weights that keep us down, our hands from grasping air,
and let us see in the natural the supernatural workings of your spirit.
May we attend to these workings in our bodies where we are limited and see your spirit there.
May we attend to creation around us and see the spirit there.
May we have faith to believe you are working in people and situations we see as being Impossible.
Let your spirit stir there within us to be born from above, born anew, born of your wind
Let faith arise and joy come like a newborn babe.
Fall afresh today!
April 10 Prayer
Saturday Slow Down
“Do you love me”?
The question echoes in the wind swept bluff when I walk along the shore
“Do you love me?”
I hear in the passer by,
in the beauty of the creation that appears before me.
“Do you love me now?”
In the stillness and in the slowing down to notice
Me, even in your breath as a resting place to receive this day as a gift.
“Do you love me!”
Then look for me everywhere
and attend to my love.
Yes Lord, my heart responds
I love you!
Show me how.
April 9 Prayer
“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you,
show me the way I should go.” Ps. 143:8
Today I come to your table of fullness Lord,
I open the door to your invitation to come
Be with you
As you desire to be with me
and share a meal with you already prepared.
To bring my offering of what you have provided
Grace upon grace
An Abundance that never runs out.
Today I want to recognize you on the shore
The one knocking at my door
Waiting to come in
For me to trust in you and receive
your unfailing love.
Today I come,
and start with eating breakfast with you.
May I attend to the way
you show me to go.
John 21:1-14, Rev.3:20
April 8 Prayer
“He opens their minds to understand.”
He opens their doubting hearts
Frightened by the world’s sway
Deep in sorrow
He comes and reveals himself
Speaking over them his peace
very real presence.
“Touch Me” He says to them,
See that I am divine, real enough to be with you.
He shows his wounds like theirs
to heal their doubts and send them out.
and let him open your mind
to see him really present with you now,
where you are.
Hear him say;
“Peace be with you.”
See his wounded hands and feet.
He has walked the way before you.
Through the resurrection of hope
brings the peace of Christ.
May we all breathe his peace today.
Deep into our souls where we doubt his words and do not understand,
May we be open to seeing him here in a different kind of way.
A real tangible presence.
To touch his wounded hands and understand
his compassionate love will guide us home.
Peace be with you!
Go out with hope and bring his peace to all you meet this day.
April 7 Prayer
Do you recognize him?
“He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.”
In the conversation being had
and in the questions, debates
In the wandering along the roadside
In the wondering
In grief and doubts,
He is walking there alongside
entering into the conversation
But not seen
For who he is
The risen one~
He was made known to them
in the tearing apart
to reveal what’s inside
All along He was there
He is here now
Waiting to be seen
To be recognized
In our waking and our walking
In our waiting and grieving
In our conversations to be had
In the tearing apart
The breaking of the bread
Let us find him there.
“Lord open our hearts to recognize the burning inside for you.
May we carry the flame to others and find you there burning within them too.”
April 6 Prayer
She went looking,
Stood there weeping,
Outside the tomb
She heard him call “woman”
after her questioning then
she met her longing when He
called her name~
In our confusion and wandering
with our questions
Can we stop long enough outside
To hear Him call our names?
Turn aside quickly from the dark tombs of
what if’s and blame
to hear Him call your name now.
And let Him send you,
And let His words resound within you,
And though you,
Until you have no more shame
holding you back,
for you have met the risen Jesus.
And He is risen in you!
“Open the space within us
to let your life breath,
the peace of your Holy Spirit
to send us out and
tell others we have met You
April 5 Prayer
Empty hands, hearts turned
back with empty nets
Along a distant shore
Awaits a new dawn breaking
new perspective of seeing
Jesus the man
They did not recognize
without a change of heart.
Pause a moment and look to the shore where Jesus is waiting for you to arrive.
“O’Jesus help us to make a change,
to pivot where we are and how we think
so we do not miss You
In our grief
In our tensions with others.
There you are guiding us into a new shore and a néw way of seeing,
Loved by You!
May our hearts be ignited with the
fire you have started on the shore.
May we turn around to place our hands and hearts where you are working,
To give us everything we need and could ever desire,
That we may live freely and give abundantly to everyone around us,
the deserving and undeserving.
And find Jesus on our shore
of unexpected places.