Nothing Stands Alone | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

03.15.24 | Celebration, Community, International, Pulpit Posts, World

This weekend brings us to the fifth Sunday in Lent, and closer to our walk with Jesus toward his suffering and death during Holy Week. It can feel like an intense time, especially when local and national and world events continually remind us of the suffering around us as well. And each of us in our own lives may be dealing with challenges, pain, and grief.

This might be a particularly good time, then, to remember how connected we are to each other and to God. Here is a prayer from Richard Rohr:

God, Lord of all creation, lover of life and of everything,
Please help us to love in our very small way
What You love infinitely and everywhere.
We thank You that we can offer just this one prayer
And that will be more than enough,
Because in reality every thing and every one is connected,
And nothing stands alone.
To pray for one part is really to pray for the whole,
And so we do.
Help us each day to stand
For love, for healing, for the good,
For the diverse unity of the Body of Christ and all creation,
Because we know this is what You desire:
As Jesus prayed, that all may be one.
We offer our prayer together with all the holy names of God,
We offer our prayer together with Christ, our Lord,

Let us remember as we come through the remainder of Lent and Holy Week this year that none of us stands alone!

Rev. Susan Hill

Rev. Susan Hill


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