An Easter Poem 

Awaken Me  

Risen One,

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come, meet me

in the garden of my life.

Lure me into elation.

Revive my silent hope.

Coax my dormant dreams.

Raise up my neglected gratitude.

Entice my tired enthusiasm.

Give life to my faltering relationships.

Roll back the stone of my indifference.

Unwrap the deadness in my spiritual life.

Impart heartiness in my work.

Risen One,

send me forth as a disciple of your unwavering love,

a messenger

of your unlimited joy.

Resurrected One,

may I become

ever more convinced

that your presence lives on,

and on, and on,

and on.

Awaken me!

Awaken me!

Published with permission by Joyce Rupp.