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Easter Prayer from the Moderator

Photo: Dusk over Ferry Links near Golspie, Jimmy Hudson
Photo: Dusk over Ferry Links near Golspie, Jimmy Hudson

Easter Prayer

An Easter prayer from the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Albert Bogle.

Stone rolling God

Stone rolling God,

you surprise us all again.

Each act of grace surpasses the last.

You roll a stone

and reveal a mystery;

you roll a stone and the dead come to life;

you roll a stone and angels speak to humans.

You are such a generous God.

Your acts of grace are inspirational,

your talk of forgiveness is breath-taking.

your acts of forgiveness are life-changing,

your love stretches beyond the boundaries of reason.

You are a most unreasonable God!

You turn logic on its head,

you celebrate the weak,

you inspire the elderly,

you revive the young:

you roll a stone

and the world is changed for eternity –

all in the roll of a stone!

What a roll!

What a stone!

What a Saviour!

From Sanctuary – Street Prayers by Albert Bogle