Raised from the Grave of Exile

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During Lent I am reading/writing my way through writing to God: 40 Days of Praying With My Pen by Rachel G. Hackenberg. Sometimes I will post my prayers.

This is my response to Ezekiel 37: 1-14 (Day 1)

Raised from the Grave of Exile

Our lives laid waste

  •      scattered bones in a valley
  •      disobedience defiled our birthright, Your plan

Disconnected from life, function, ourselves

Then . . .

Your Messenger Lived Scripture

  •      encased in the skin of love

Your truth powerfully erupts in our stony hearts

Raising us from the grave of exile

Spirit-power saturating the assembling frameworks of who we are to become

Baby-fresh skin erecting a boundary between what is inner and outer

Your Breath of Life connecting us to You

  • the source of All
  • the source of nourishment, unity, rest

Our lives becoming who You planned

  • functioning body of Christ

Holy now because of the Cross

Connected, eternally alive, knowing You are the sovereign God of All

Amen . . . so be it . . . gratitude dripping from my dry bones turning into purpose-filled flesh

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NOTE: I have the good fortune to partner with Fawnda from Fireflies and Jellybeans for a giveaway of her tote pattern to a Fruitfulwords reader. (I was one of her pattern testers.)  Go to this link for the details. The deadline to enter is February 26, 2012.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tristenerinhohn  |  . at .


    I just put the book on my wish list. I love the idea of it:) Thanks for sharing!


    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      Tris, This is my first time through the book. Although I bought it for last year.

      I should have realized that doing this ” book”while on an epic vacation of a lifetime (New Zealand) was unrealistic. This year there is nothing to stop me from writing/praying my way through lent.

      In case you are interested, I updated the post with related posts and about a giveaway I am having, but not doing a good job of promoting. 🙂


  • 3. Sillydoodah (Dawn)  |  . at .

    Woohoo! Great poem! I will have to check this book out. How cool! Look forward to your posts.


    • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

      Thanks, Dawn. I am not usually poetic, but am pleased with how this turned out. 🙂

      I realized from analysing my posts from last year, that I am not that good at staying faithful to writing series of posts. That is why I didn’t commit to writing my reflections every day these coming 39 days.

      What are you and ym doing for Lent?


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