Saturday 11 April

empty-tomb

Delight

delightDelight for the road ahead

Because he lives, I can face tomorrow. Whatever may come, whatever difficulties lie ahead, may your resurrection always convince me that, in the end, all shall be well.

Amen.

 

Friday 10 April

empty-tomb

Delight

delightDelight and faith

We walk by faith, not by sight. Lord, even though I have not seen, yet I will believe, because I trust in you.

Amen.

 

Thursday 9 April

empty-tombDelight

delightDelight overwhelms doubt

Thomas missed out. He wasn’t there when Jesus appeared. But his Lord came back, just for him. Please Lord, come to me in the ways that I need you.

Amen.

 

Wednesday 8 April

empty-tomb

Delight

delightDelight and confidence

Did not our hearts burn within us? Lord, warm my heart afresh. Give me new confidence in your power to overcome any obstacle. Beyond despair, I have discovered a new horizon, and it is glorious to behold.

Amen.

 

Tuesday 7 April

empty-tomb

Delight

delightDelight and trust

Risen Lord, the disciples met you again in strange and wonderful ways. Come to me in ways of your choosing and make it possible for me to trust you.

Amen.

 

Monday 6 April

Delight

empty-tomb

delightDelight and hope

A wild hope rises in my heart. My fears no longer seem to have the power of truth. Perhaps I can laugh again. Perhaps I can live. Thank you Lord.

Amen.

 

Easter Sunday

empty-tomb

Delight

delightDelighted disbelief

We were like those who dreamed… Can this be real? Is this happening? Can God really turn my deepest despair into joy? Help me to believe it, Lord.

Amen.

Saturday 4 April

lentDetermination

 

Determination.stoneDetermined to wait

Today we wait, and watch in silence. Jesus is dead. Hope is dead. If ever I enter the blackness of total despair, let me wait with you for the dawn.

Amen.

Friday 3 April

lentDetermination

 

Determination.stoneDetermined to die

Lord Jesus, today we remember how you walked to your death. When the day comes that I walk to mine, may my courage not fail, my faith not be in vain.

Amen.

Thursday 2 April

lentDetermination

 

Determination.stoneDetermined to give

Lord Jesus, you shared one last meal with your friends, giving them the promise that your body and blood would save them. Help me to believe that through the agony of your death, we can experience new life.

Amen.