Holy Week Prayer Labyrinth - It Is Finished
April 10, 2009, 8:31 am
Filed under: Would Jesus Discriminate?

“After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said, ‘I am thirsty.’ A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the wine, he said, ‘It is finished’. Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” - John 19:28-30

The heart of the labyrinth beckons us to dwell with our endings. “It is finished”, Jesus said, acknowledging his own. On this holy day, we are one with Jesus, and have a unique opportunity like those gathered beneath his cross, to grieve his death.

In her guide, “The Sacred Path Companion”, Lauren Artress says, “in the labyrinth the veil between the worlds is thin. As odd as it may sound, you can carry on a conversation with a loved one in the labyrinth. You may even feel their presence with you there. You may express your love, your relief that their suffering is over, and bid this person good-bye.”

Take a moment in this day, bow in prayer, and give your spirit to the One who in death became one with us.

On this Good Friday, we lift these congregations and their communities in prayer. We pray for their ministries and their efforts through Would Jesus Discriminate? to reveal God’s inclusive, all-embracing love:

Imago Dei MCC - Glen Mills, Pennsylvania; Rev. Karla Fleshman
MCC of the Spirit - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Rev. Charles Tigard
MCC Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Rev. Jeffrey Jordan
The Rock MCC - Chattanooga, Tennessee; Rev. Lisa Heilig
MCC NOVA - Fairfax, Virginia; Rev. Kharma Amos, Rev. Tim Agar
New Life MCC - Hampton Roads, Virginia; Rev. Reg Richburg
MCC Richmond - Richmond, Virginia; Rev. Robin Gorsline

Prayer:
God of Endings,
Dwell with us as we
grieve.
Hold us as we pray.
Amen.




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