Look upon those who call to you, O Lord,
and sustain the weak;
give life by your unfailing light
to those who walk in the shadow of death,
and bring those rescued by your mercy from every evil
to reach the highest good.
Through Christ our Lord.
Prayer over the People for the 4th Sunday of Lent
The optional Prayer over the People provided for Sunday reminds that the light of the Lord is to help us to life – to give life, to raise us up and to help us journey onward.
Sometimes, though, doing anything more can seem (can be) beyond us. And in that case how wonderful it is even if ‘all that God is able to do, or all we are able to allow him to do, is to ‘sustain’ us. Sometimes to rest in the Lord is what we most need, and that we are able to chieve this is itself a miracle of sorts.
- How does the grace of God seem to connect with your life at present?
- And to what effect?
Olafur Eliasson: The Weather Project. Installation at the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London. (c) 2003, Allen Morris.