The Nene Crossings Benefice

Fr. John writes..............

The Nene Crossings Rectory

Dear all,

We have been travelling through the 40 days of Lent exploring prayer through our book, ‘Say it to God’.
We have explored what is at the heart of prayer and what is it all about?

We have explored what to say, and how to say it; what our attitude, approach, and 'position' should be.

We have entered into the prayer of Jesus, and been invited to join with him, as children of God.

We have been faced with that most difficult of tasks, forgiveness, true forgiveness, and challenged to take the plunge, by allowing prayer to work in our lives. It is a risk, especially from the point of before we take the leap of faith, but once we are safely landed we probably wonder what the fuss and fear was in the first place.

As such, our journey of prayer mirrors the story of the passion. Jesus, both in the Garden of Gethsemane 'let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as you wilt’ and on the cross 'my God, my God why have you forsaken me?', faces the reality of the troubles ahead, he forgives in the most wonderful of ways and he reveals the true wonder of being the Son of God, which we through prayer, are invited to join and have the same relationship.

So as we face this Easter Morning, as we greet the risen Son, we too can each know Our Father who art in Heaven, and pray thy kingdom come thy will be done.

Alleluia Christ is Risen!

Fr. John