Palm/Passion 2017

palm leaves

By Larry J. Peacock

Walk with us, loving God, on the path to Easter,
From waving palms, to painful crowns, to empty graves.
Take us slowly through this week,
So we may truly feel,
Clearly see,
And tenderly know the depths of your love.
Let us take a small step to see our denials,
The way we miss seeing you in the face of another.
Let us take a small step to face our fears and betrayals,
Fear that we will be left alone,
Betrayal of those we love and care for the most.
Walk beside us,
Through doubt and despair
To Easter surprises.

Larry J. Peacock is a retired United Methodist Minister, author of Openings: A Daybook of Saints, Sages, Psalms, and Prayer Practices, a spiritual director, and current director of the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie, Oregon.

By Larry J. Peacock. © 2017 Alive Now. Permission granted to use in corporate worship.