Rev. Brent Damrow preaching from the pulpit


May 29, 2022

Final Prayers

Readings: John 17:20-26

Jesus was facing something impossible. And yet, here we are, the last Sunday of Easter, still saying “Alleluia.” If I said something, would you remember how to respond? Friends, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Friends, we hold onto that truth, even as we get ready for next week, the coming of the Spirit. The Spirit which makes all things possible.

But before we get to the Spirit, before we lean into what’s possible, we need to commit ourselves, not just this Sunday, not just next Sunday, but every Sunday, to do what Jesus did with his disciples when it was at the very end. And that is to simply sit and pray. Not for answers, but for connection to that which is beyond us. Not because we have the solutions, but because we realize we don’t.

Pray that we may be one. With each other, with God, and indeed, the whole world.