Unbind him and let him go free (John 11:44)
Song Take the Stone Away (Marty Haugen)
All sing: Take the stone away, come out, come out.
Take the stone away come out.
I think when the Prodigal son returned home, his father didn’t say: ‘But you, listen, sit down. ‘What did you do with the money?’ No he held a party. Then, maybe, when the son wanted to talk, he talked.’
Reflection Liberator God (Edward Hays)
How often we find ourselves
In a prison of our own making,
Held by resentment and hostility
Or cultural pressures to look good.
Pressed by the need to be right,
Caught up in heartless criticism
Or useless apprehensions.
You free us from one prison cell,
But then we move to another.
Help us to be fully liberated.
Do a stretching exercise every day and feel the freedom of movement or throw a stone into the river or the sea and watch the ripples of freedom as the water scatters.
Daily Prayer The truth will set me free
Song Lead Us To The Water (Tom Kendzia)
Prayer Let us pray,
God of freedom and mercy,
Set us free from our slavery to sin
Liberate us from the guilt of faults forgiven
Release us from the prisons we have created.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.