Our one word prayer for this coming Palm/Passion Sunday, April 9, is “WHY?” Brian McLaren calls this prayer The Practice of Lament and Agony: Surviving Through Abandonment. It is for those times when life is very hard and it feels like even God has abandoned us. The gospels of Mark and Matthew report that when he was being crucified Jesus cried out from the cross “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” quoting the first verse of Psalm 22, a powerful psalm of lament and trust. This is questioning faith stretched to the limit.
To listen to scripture and sermon, click on WHY? To listen to a dramatic presentation on the crucifixion by Cornerstone, click on Good Morning Jerusalem – Crucifixion Special Edition