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PRAYER / Lenten Reflection 2005

Easter Monday, March 28, 2005

Peter has a hard sell. The crowd is hostile and Jewish religion taught that "cursed is one who hangs on a tree." Peter points out that, on the contrary, "God raised him up, having freed him from death...." Peter supports his experience by quoting from Psalm 16, that God’s faithful ones should not know corruption of the flesh. "This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses ... having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit...."

For our prayer today, let us first join Jesus as he prays parts of Psalm 16: "I say to God, ‘I have no good apart from you.’ I bless you who gives me counsel, and even in the night my heart exhorts me.... So my heart is glad, my being rejoices, my body too rests secure.... You show me the path to life, fullness of joy in your presence forever." Then pray it in your own name. Finally, repeat it on behalf of all those who are not resting secure in this war-torn world, who desperately need joy in God’s presence.

Contributor: Sister Rea McDonnell

Last updated: Wednesday, 23 March, 2005 4:49 PM

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