Father, we thank You for the gift of the resurrection river of Christ. We thank You that the grave did not hold Your Son. Through His death and resurrection life, we can come and receive Christ’s resurrection river.
You only ask we would simply pray for it. Wherever we are, if we call on Christ’s resurrection power to flow through us, it will. You are true to Your Word. Your Son is the resurrection and the life.
Lord, we get so busy with the demands of our lives. We often forget to take time to be quiet with You. Speak to those who are overwhelmed by all the stresses in their lives. Show them how if they spend small segments of time with You of five minutes here, ten minutes there, they would have greater strength through their day.
Thank you, Father, for the resurrection river that can flow through us. Grant us Your peace. Infill us with Your joy! Give us eyes to see the blessings in our lives. Show us how through small acts of kindness there is great love. When we reach out beyond our own concerns to the needs of others, You give us the gift of being Your servants of love. This spiritual love is given expecting nothing in return. That is the nature of Your love.
The resurrection river is passed on from one person to the next. This keeps the resurrection river growing. Father, we need a spiritual revival to sweep through every town, village and city. This revival happens when one person is open to Your spirit speaking. Then another person opens to Your spirit and another and another and another.
Break down the walls preventing this revival. Where we have grown complacent with the way things are in our church, show us. Let there be those who are willing to answer Your call, to change their church into one fostering a listening spirit to Your voice.
Resurrection river flow through me. Make me who I ought to be. I’m thankful Christ died and rose for me. I’ll praise You now into eternity.
Kevin Osborne is training to become a psychotherapist, priest and chaplain through St. James the Elder University in Jacksonville, Florida. He and his wife, Karen, plan to open a counselling practice. Karen is taking graduate divinity studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Kevin is planning on taking additional graduate studies there. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada.
Our greatest calling is to be servants of our Lord wherever He calls us to go.