Prayers for Easter Week 3 (John 21)

Like Peter at the Sea of Tiberias

we meet the resurrected Lord

and then return to

the-way-things-used-to-be.

We mend our nets and go fishing.

Yes we saw him, but is life really changed?

And anyway a man has to work!

 

For Peter: A fruitless night closes

when at a word the nets are full.

Jesus there  and wants to breakfast with him.

 

Three times he asked,

“Do you love me?”

Peter says yes, and is

trice commissioned to

Feed Christ’s sheep.

 

The three times weren’t lost on Peter–

who had three times denied Christ before his cross.

But in that moment, Peter knows he’s fully accepted and loved

that Jesus is not done with him yet

and there is more for him to do.

 

Resurrected Lord: 

We do love you, help our un-love!

Transform our lives from the-way-we-were

to your true image-bearers. 

Commission us to your service

despite our poor catch records.

Thank you that you are not finished

with

us

yet.

 

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