A prayer for Eastertide – listening to Christ for 50 days

It was a bit odd browsing Twitter today and seeing how quickly the topics of discussion have moved on from the quite intense focus on spiritual things during Holy Week and Easter to more mundane daily things…  And our blog traffic drops from thousands of visitors per day during Holy Week to a hundred or two hundred during the days following Easter.

Why is it we get excited by the forty days of Lent, but find it hard to stay focused during 50 days of Eastertide?  I am preaching to myself here.  It’s much easier for me to come up with devotional entries during Advent & Lent.  My track record of blogging during Eastertide is pretty miserable!

A prayer Kendall Harmon posted at TitusOneNine, attributed to E. Milner-White struck me quite powerfully:

Make our hearts to burn within us, O Christ, as we walk with thee in the way and listen to thy words; that we may go in the strength of thy presence and thy truth all our journey through, and at its end behold thee, in the glory of the eternal Trinity, God for ever and ever.

This strikes me as a good prayer for Eastertide – the 50 days of the Easter season.  May these 50 days be ones in which we walk with Jesus intentionally and listen to Him expound the Scriptures to our hearts, and may we ask Him to keep our hearts burning with a passion for Him and His Word.

Let’s encourage one another and pray for one another to truly celebrate the full SEASON of Easter, not merely one day, or one week.  We’d welcome ideas and comments from readers (and Twitter followers), and information on good resources for staying Easter-focused throughout Eastertide.

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