For the Third Sunday of Easter


Loving Lord,

We enter your presence to name you as Lord and King!
We approach, we bow down, we worship your majesty.
We lay our meagre gifts of self and stuff before your feet,
And know we are yours!

Bought with Triune Treasure in gifting us your Self,
Stretching arms and hands to receive the nails and so
They writhe and die to save our lives and set us free!
And now we are yours-again!

Loving Lord,

In what seems unending days of sickness and dying,
Grant us resurrection-respiration for third-day risings,
Jars of oil never failing, loaves and fishes multiplying,
Viral menace, lethal stalking swallowed whole, so
We and all are yours-alone!

In the Name above all names, Amen.

Published by David Kendall

Reverend David W. Kendall, an ordained elder in the Great Plains Conference, was elected to the office of bishop of the Free Methodist Church in May 2005. He serves as overseer of East Michigan, Gateway, Great Plains, Mid-America, North Central, North Michigan, Ohio, Southern Michigan, Wabash, African Area Annual Conferences; and Coordinator of oversight for the World Ministries Center.

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