Thinking Out Loud...
As we begin our journey to Jerusalem to follow the path of Christ to the cross and wait with those who watch for the morning, we must recognize how difficult this way can be for those who do not feel worthy of the love and forgiveness Christ's offers, for those who are lost and do not see a way through, for all who seek a relationship with Christ and yet find the path rocky and full of doubts...for all those who join us in this journey and for all who have walked this path before us, I offer you this holy week, a poem prayer by Ann Weems:
We Pray This Day
Oh God, we pray this day:
for all who have a song they cannot sing,
for all who have a burden they cannot bear,
for all who live in chains they cannot break,
for all who wander homeless and cannot return,
for those who are sick and for those who tend them,
for those who wait for loves ones and wait in vain,
for those who live in hunger and for those who will not share their bread,
for those who are misunderstood and for those who misunderstand,
for those who are captives and for those who are captors,
for those whose words of love are locked within their hearts and for those who yearn to hear those words.
Have mercy upon these, O God. Have mercy upon us all.