By Curry F. Butler and Safiyah Fosua
Alone with our Faith –
A Call to Worship for Easter 2B
It’s the Sunday after Easter; the lilies are gone.
And we are alone with our faith
Thomas said: "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe" (John 20:25b NRSV).
Easter is past, and we are alone with our faith.
On this Sunday after Easter, help us grow into the faith that we confessed and celebrated last week. Reveal evidence of your Resurrection for the days when we feel that we are alone with our faith.
Tattoo Your Word on Our Hearts
A Prayer for the Sunday after Easter
(Curry F. Butler)
God our Creator, we come today thanking you for your unconditional love. It was with your love that you painted the sky. It was with your love that you produced the sun to keep us company as we travel during the day and the moon to accompany us as we slumber at night. Your love continues to let us know that we are never alone, but you are always with us. So, God, tattoo your word on our hearts so that our souls may forever be revived. Let your precepts run through our veins, causing us to rejoice and be glad. We know the troubles that we see, but we shall rejoice and be glad. We know the hurt and the pain that we must endure, but we shall rejoice and be glad. We know that the justice system was not designed for people of our hue, but we shall rejoice and be glad. We shall rejoice because the same God who painted upon the velvety night sky is the same God who is still painting our way out of no way. Lord, we’re depending on you, and it’s in Jesus’ name, we pray. AMEN!!!