Easter Sunday, April 20

Almighty Father, You have accomplished your vision, the reconciliation of us, mankind, to You the Three-in-One God. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus to die for us. Thank You for not leaving Him in the grave, but raising Him to life again. And thank you for sending the Holy Spirit, who will teach us…

Day 40 – Holy Saturday, April 19

Dear Jesus, the very thought of separation from you is completely unbearable. I wonder if the disciples gathered on this Saturday and remembered what you had told them on Thursday night. Did they remember that you provided a way to remain connected, even after you were gone? Help me to remember that You are the…

Day 39 – Good Friday, April 18

Almighty Father, I must acknowledge that there are dark days when the sun seems to be stuck behind a steely lid of darkness, and moving forward is not an option. How can I make progress when I can’t even choose a direction? On days like this, Father, show me again the signpost of Your Son…

Day 38 – Maundy Thursday, April 17

Lord Jesus, I am so grateful to you for giving us little glimpses into heaven, so that we have some framework for imagining those who have gone on before us. Because of your death and resurrection, we don’t need to be troubled about our loved ones whom you have already called home. They are in…

Day 37 – Wednesday, April 16

Master, I am conflicted by the portraits of leadership in the world around me. The prevailing culture insists that leaders are here to be served, but the picture you have painted is very different. I am in awe of your confidence and strength, knowing that the Father had given you all things, you knelt before…

Day 36 – Tuesday, April 15

Almighty God, the onslaught of voices calling to me from every billboard and every media source beg for my allegiance and my affections. Give me strength for this daily struggle to love you with all my heart, mind, and strength, and to love others even as I love myself. If I can manage the tension…

Day 35 – Monday, April 14

Almighty Father, I am grateful for your Son, who’s every word and every action revealed to us the truth of who you are. Help us, the Church, to understand the profound dignity of our own identity, the Bride of Christ. Help us, in the face of many temptations, to maintain our purity and to remember…

A Word in Season – April 13, 2014

I AM PRAY: Almighty Father, I believe that by your power you raised Christ, my savior from the dead. And I believe that it is the same power that has brought me from death to life. Teach me how to live in you, just like I believe in you. Amen. READ: John 11 I Am…

Sunday, April 13

Sundays are not included in the Lent calendar of 40 days. This is because Sundays are days of celebration, “mini-Easters” so to speak. We should pray, of course, but we are celebrating the Resurrection, so no penitence or fasting should be done on this day. That’s why if you count all the days between Ash…

Day 34 – Saturday, April 12

Heavenly Father, as we prepare to enter the most holy week, I pray for eyes to see the immense value of Your Son’s gift to us. Tune my spirit to Yours so that I don’t miss a thing. Even if the sensation brings sorrow, and even if I have to struggle with my own participation…