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Risen God...
Second Sunday of Easter

Janice B. Scott

John 20:19-31


Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

The Church of Christ

Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority

The local community

Those who suffer

The communion of saints

These responses may be used:

Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

Risen God, I'm a mass of contradictions. Sometimes I believe in you so strongly that I want to shout about you from the rooftops, but at other times I'm not so certain. Like Thomas, I doubt. Sometimes I'm full of radiant joy at your presence and longing to swim in the ocean of life with you, but at other times I'm too afraid even to dip my toes in the water. Risen God, may I know you more fully, believe in you more certainly, and follow you more nearly so that I too may experience your risen presence for myself.

Risen God, forgive my uncertainties and enable me to meet with you for myself, so that ...

This sermon, Risen God..., is based on John 20:19-31 and relates to Second Sunday of Easter of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon on John 20:19-31 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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