Thursday, March 08, 2012

Lenten Prayer # 15: For Renewed Life

John 5:25  "Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live."

Today we pray for so many who are dying in spirit, body and soul.  We, like they, have sometimes found ourselves seduced by distorted desires.  We understand how minds and bodies are addicted. We know how disappointment holds hearts hostage in despair so that sometimes we expect nothing new, nothing good or true.  And so we pray for those who rage in spiritual prisons that they, or others, have made.  Send your life-giving love and raise them to "life" again by the power of Your risen Son.  Draw them, and us, from living death.  Renew hope, and show the way.  Heal us, O Lord.  Amen

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