Each weekend I try to pray through the Christian seasons. Last week was the first week of Ordinary Time but it was also Trinity Sunday, which makes t this is the first ‘ordinary’ sunday of Ordinary Time. This is a season to grow in your normal Christian life. But of course this season of ordinary time comes after the celebration of the life altering events in the life of Jesus. The Christian life is a post-Christmas, post-Epiphany, post-Lent, post-Holy Week, Post-resurrection, Post Ascension, Post-Pentecost reality. All that Jesus taught and did and continues to do is the ‘new normal.’ Jesus changed everything.
Creator and Sustainer
whose love and power are boundless,
Redeemer and Resurrected One
whose self-giving love and sacrifice are my hope and song,
Helper and Breath of Life
who brings life, empowers, inspires!
Thank you for the story of Your redemption,
that because of all you have
I am alive, together with your saints
passionately pursuing your Kingdom.
Thank you for the gift of salvation,
and that by your Spirit you have given us
Communion with all the saints.
Continue to help us grow together in unity and
chase mature faith,
growing up in all You have prepared for us.
Teach me Lord to call on You,
Teach me Lord to walk with you daily,
trusting in all you have done
May Your extraordinary love and goodness
shape our all too ordinary life ,
And may Your incarnation, your Spirit’s presence
and your continued intercession be
ever and always
our new normal.