By Stephen W. Hiemstra
Blessed Lord Jesus,
We praise you for remembering us—
in our celebrations and joy,
in our loneliness and fear,
in spite of who we are or were or will ever be.
We confess that we forget you—
when things go well,
when pain becomes overwhelming,
when we ought to know better and do not.
We give thanks for Easter—
a time of resurrection, new life, and abundant possibilities,
a time when we know that we are not alone and are loved,
a time that begins a period of waiting for your Holy Spirit.
We ask for eyes that see and ears that hear—
that we might participate in your new life,
that the waiting may come to an end,
that we might transcend life constrained to the here and now
and see the Father in you. Amen.
Prayer of Rememberance