Living By Design Prayer Stations
Good Friday is the day when the Lamb of God takes away the sin of the world. On this day, we see just how far unfailing love will go to secure our redemption.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
How has God spoken to you during this time?
What has been stirred up in you?
Are you being invited to align with God's ways?
Are you being called to respond with action?
Take a moment to get clear on how God might be leading you to respond.
Commit. Pray your commitment to God. You might say:
God, I have listened for your voice. And what I hear you saying is___________________. So today, I commit myself to responding by _________________________.
Give what you are ready to offer up to God, knowing that whatever you give is broken and imperfect and will be transformed by God's love. You can only offer up your broken, imperfect self.
Remember. Create reminder of this commitment by drawing the sign of the cross with a marker on your hand or wrist.
After you draw it, offer yourself and your future to God. You might say:
God of Light,
I offer myself — my whole self — to you. Take the ashes of my life and form it into something beautiful. Use me to shine the light of your glorious love into the shadows of our world. Amen.
Continue. Consider making one or more of these stations a regular practice after Easter. Repeat them all each Wednesday. Or choose one to focus on each week or even each day. Use the practices of this season to deepen your ability to live by God's design of personal reflection, radical commitment, and authentic community.
May you be blessed — and be God's blessing to those around you.