You are viewing the old version of the Forward Movement prayer site, which is no longer updated. It is possible that content may not reflect the latest updates, and may contain errors.Click here to go to the new site.
We post a Forward Day by Day Meditation for every day of the year - and we invite you to consider them and talk about them here. If you'd like to comment, you can log in to Disqus with your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account; just click "Login," or the appropriate logo below. Or, you can sign up for a Disqus account; just use the entry form below, or click the "D" logo to start the process. You can find the past week's Meditations in the box at right (or below, for mobile users), or search for previous entries on the Archives page. You can also listen to the Forward Day by Day podcast anywhere you find podcasts!
Luke 24:19 He asked them, “What things?”
The fog descends so quickly and wraps us in shards of immediate and insistent pain. Time goes wobbly. We forget to eat or we eat a whole bag of Doritos. We can’t sleep or we sleep for days. We cry ourselves dry and retch until we are empty or we can’t squeeze a drop or make a sound. We forget everything about the world outside the ache or we remember it with righteous indignation because the world is unconcerned about this gaping hole inside of us.
Easter isn’t always dewy and flushed in the first light of morning. Not all of us can be like Mary, informed and illuminated in a single and dazzling display. More often, the resurrected and new life shows up in the midst of an experience as ordinary as a good breakfast after a long walk through the fog.
PRAY for the Diocese of Pankshin (Jos, Nigeria)
Ps 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Acts 10:1-16; Luke 24:12-35