Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Prayer for Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fifth Day of Easter

O God,

We learn in your Book that after your Son Jesus rose from the dead, the wounds he had received in life were still visible.

Even though we are walking in newness of life and even though we have been raised with Christ, we are still living in these bodies in this world and experiencing these relationships—all of which means that we can and will still receive wounds.

Help us to remember what our brother Paul said when he talked about looking forward to being raised with Christ—provided that he shared in Christ’s suffering.

Give us wisdom not to seek woundedness but, when it comes to us in the course of our loving you and loving others, to accept and even embrace it.


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