Inspiration for each day of Lent, Holy Week, Advent, Christmas and beyond, including short passages from scripture, reflective poems, suggestions for meditation or action, and short prayers.
The author’s hope is that you will find an echo of your own story in the ancient text, prompting you to ask questions of the Mystery of God and sink into a space of prayer and meditation. As you feel the breath of new life, may you re-emerge from these sacred moments into the world with a sense of optimism.
Rebeka Maples, PhD, is Director of Spiritual Formation for the United Methodist Course of Study School of Ohio. She retired from parish ministry after serving Methodist churches in England and the U.S., but continues working with clergy and spiritual directors in various ecumenical contexts. Her inspiration comes from nature and the arts, with an eye for the holy wherever it may appear. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International and an associate member of the Iona Community.
God of all seasons,
I am crossing into new territory
and I thank you for watching over me
on all the roads of my life.
You were with me through many Covid days
and all other troubles I have seen,
and now I need to know that you will walk with me again,
as I find my way back
and pray my way forward
through all that is yet to be …