Easter is Here – Reflect, Renew and Celebrate

Over the last few years I have posted a number of prayers and reflections for Easter from Good Friday to Easter Sunday.  I thought that some of you would appreciate a summary of the most popular.

A Good Friday Prayer for 2011

Holy Week Prayer

A Good Friday Prayer

Good Friday Prayer for 2010

Prayers for Holy Week And Good Friday

Resources for Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Good Friday & Easter Sunday

Maundy Thursday reflections

An Easter Prayer for 2011

Easter Sunday Prayer for 2010

Easter Sunday Prayers

Washing Hands: A Reflection on Good Friday

Thoughts on Holy Week

It’s Friday but Sunday’s Coming

More Good Friday Prayers

Passover – Loving the God Who Displaces People

Did Jesus Really Spend Three Days in the Tomb


Following Jesus What Difference Does It Make – The Complete Lenten Series

I realize that Lent is not quite over, but with Palm Sunday coming and Holy week only a few days away, as I mentioned this morning, I want to turn my focus to reflections on this last week of Jesus life.

I hope that you have enjoyed the posts during this Lenten series as much as I have.  The depth and variety of what people have written has inspired me.  It is obvious that for many of us following Jesus really does make a difference in incredible ways.  We have contributors from Ireland, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, England, the Us and Canada. We have farmers, theologians, pastors, physicians, artists, authors, photographers and musicians.

Here is the complete list of posts:

A Good Friday Prayer

Matthew Young –  Waiting For Spring 

Palm Sunday Prayer

Palm Sunday Is Coming – What Does It Mean?

John Leech –  Thin Space

Jill Aylard Young – Suffering and Hope: A Meditation on Miscarriage and Romans 5:3-5 

Dave Perry – Imagining the Lectionary – Psalms and Passion

Jon Stevens – Re-Rooting Ourselves in the Only One Who Counts 

A Prayer for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Ryan Harrison – Summer Breaking

Steve Wickham – Really What Difference Does Following Jesus Make?

Kathy Escobar – Humility

A Prayer for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Melanie Clark Pullen – Rest For the Soul

James Prescott What Difference Does It Make – Surrender and Control

Prayer Knocks, Fasting Obtains, Mercy Receives – A Meditation From St Peter Chrysologus

A Season For Grief and Sorrow

Tracy Dickerson Icon

Learning to Live Without Plastics

Jarred McKenna Jesus In Japan (Libyia & Bahrain) I Was Hungry & Thirsty… & You Fought Rob Bell on Twitter

Coe Hutchison Following Jesus What Difference Has It Made

John Mitchell  Followers of the Way

I Have and Always Will Belong to God

Ryan Harrison It Doesn’t But It Should

Don’t Try and Escape the Desert

Alex Tang  Following Jesus

Theresa Ip Froehlich Thank God For Lent

A prayer for the Second Sunday of Lent

Eugene Cho – Giving Up Coffee or My Life

Tim Dalton – Following Jesus What Difference Does it Make

Paula Mitchell – The Grace to Trust

Jeff Johnson – Christ Has Walked this Path A Lenten video

Where is God in the Midst of Disaster?

Keith Giles – Nobody Follows Jesus So Why Should You?

Ron Cole – Leaving to Find Church

Jon Stevens – You Do Not Need To Go To Seminary to Follow Jesus

Earthquake In Japan How Do We Pray?

John Van de Laar – Into The Desert

Lynne Baab – Freedom From Fear of Death

A Lenten Prayer by Ignatius Loyola

Another Ash Wednesday Prayer

Ash Wednesday Prayer 2011

Complete Lenten Series for 2010

Tomorrow is the last day of Lent and I want to  thank all of you who have journeyed with us toward the Cross by following the reflections on my blog during this season.  I will continue to upload some new prayers in the next couple of days but I wanted to thank you too for all who have contributed either by writing reflections or by sending me links to videos, prayers and reflections that had inspired them.  this has been a very popular series.

For those that missed out here is the complete series of reflections and prayers.

Easter Sunday Prayer for 2010

Walking with Jesus to the Cross How do we follow – by Karen Anderson

Good Friday Prayer for 2010

Reflection for Monday of Holy Week

Giving Things Up Does not Imply Loss

How Has Lent Changed You?

What Is Palm Sunday?

The Story Of Two Lost Sons – Thoughts from Tim Keller & Henri Nouwen

Companions on the Journey by Stan Thornburg

Following Jesus Each Day – Lynne Baab

Prayer for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Watching Swallows Pray – music video by Jeff Johnson

Show Me the Suffering of the Most Miserable – a Lenten Prayer by Cesar Chavez

Lent – A Season of Solidarity – Wisdom From St Benedict

Don’t Curse the Darkness – Let the Son Shine Through

Are We Ready For Easter?

What You Really Need When Life Is Loud – Ann Voskamp

Lent – Honouring the Cracks – Kathy Escobar

Growing During Lent – Don’t Look Too Closely – Thule Kinnison

Lent a Season Of Solidarity – Wisdom from St Benedict – Walter Forcatto

Walking in Darkness – Kimberlee Conway Ireton

Where is Jesus in Your Neighbourhood?

Wisdom From Henri Nouwen – More Thoughts For Lent

The Prayer of St Ignatius Loyola – A Lenten Reflection

Don’t Curse the Darkness – Let The Son Shine Through

Who/What Is God

Lent – Educating Us Into Freedom

Acceptance, Acclimatisation, Activity – Steve Wickham

A Lenten Prayer from Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A Prayer for the Second Sunday of Lent – What is Joy?

A Franciscan Benediction by Joshua Spiers

What do We Thirst For?

Two excellent videos from the 24/7 prayer network

A Meditation for Lent – Prayer as Justice

Community as Prayer – Another meditation for Lent

You might also enjoy these earlier posts

A Little Humour for Lent

Am I worshipping God for Only Me?

Getting Ready for Lent – What Could You Give Up For Haiti?

And for those that are still wondering what Lent is all about

Lent is Not a Ritual

Lent 2010 Resource List Updated

Also check out the Steps of Justice website which is posting daily justice focused reflections for Lent

It’s Friday but Sunday’s Comin

I just discovered this powerful video reflection thanks to Sivin Kit

Also check out these posts for the Lenten synchroblog

Ryan Lind’s Short Story for Good Friday

And Bethany Stedman’s Prayers from the Cross