An Easter Prayer For You...

…but possibly not what you would expect.  No matter how you celebrate Easter, or even if you don't celebrate it at all, I hope this might resonate with you in some way.  

April showers, rain, tossed at us with shouts of wind,                                     winding and finding its way to us from high in the sky,                                             baptizing all of us on earth, bringing new life.                                                           You, Lord, resurrection and life, trying to burst through the soil of our soul,             wanting to bud in everywhere.

Lord, my prayer used to be to invite you into my life,                                                 so self-centered a thought, so self-scented a prayer.                                               You, laughing at me as I get older, letting me know it's the other way around.         You inviting me into your everyday ways of creating new life                                   with April showers of life and love, your Wind, your Holy Spirit,                               winding and sneaking its way into my life.

Let us give thanks for wonder. Let us give thanks for the wonder of life that infuses all things now and forever.                                                                     Blessed is the source of life, the fountain of being,                                               the wellspring of goodness, compassion and kindness from which we draw to make for justice and peace.

From the creative power of Life we derive food and harvest, from the bounty of the earth and the yields of the heavens we are sustained and are able to sustain others.                                                                                                                    All life is holy, sacred, worthy of respect and dignity.                                              Let us give thanks for the power of heart to sense the holy in the midst of the simple.

On this Easter, and every day - my best to you.



t the la     © Dick Caldwell 2012