Awaken Me to Holy Week

Black and White Lily

Awaken Me to Holy Week

“Risen One, come, meet me in the garden of my life.

Lure me into elation.

Revive my silent hope.

Coax my dormant dreams.

Raise up my neglected gratitude.

Entice my tired enthusiasm.

Give life to my faltering relationships.

Roll back the stone of my indifference.

Unwrap the deadness in my spiritual life.

Impart heartiness in my work.

Risen One, send me forth as a disciple of your unwavering love, a messenger of your unlimited joy.

Resurrected One, may I become ever more convinced that your presence lives on, and on, and on, and on.

Awaken me! Awaken me!”

(Source: Out of the Ordinary: Prayers, Poems, and Reflections for Every Season by Joyce Rupp.)

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