Five Weeks since shouting
we declared Your rising:
He is Risen, He is Risen indeed!
We live in light of Your rising
and live resurrection-lives
and yet . . .
And yet death clings to us.
We go through our daily routines
and at night can’t recall where we saw
the Living One in our thoughts, words and actions.
We are anxious when pain,
sickness and disease
hurt the ones we love.
We are numb when we
consider wars, rumors of wars.
We confess these un-lively responses
and cry out:
Lord Have Mercy!
You are not the God of the Un-dead;
you are the God of the living!
Guide our steps as we seek to live
the abundant life You give us.
Teach us to risk and to respond
to the needs of those around us
and your Spirit’s guidance.
Help us to trust You.
Resurrected One, resurrect us!