He said to me, “Human one, these bones are the entire house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope has perished. We are completely finished.’ So now, prophesy and say to them, The Lord God proclaims: I’m opening your graves! I will raise you up from your graves, my people, and I will bring you to Israel’s fertile land. You will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and raise you up from your graves, my people. I will put my breath in you, and you will live. I will plant you on your fertile land, and you will know that I am the Lord. I’ve spoken, and I will do it. This is what the Lord says.” – CEB
God of renewal and growth, you spoke through Ezekiel to the Israelites saying “I will put my Spirit in you and you will live”. In this time and place, wherever we are, we worship you. We ask you again to breathe into us your Holy Spirit. We move through Lenten wilderness realizing that life is pale and meaningless without you. Open our hearts and minds to receive what you lovingly offer – your own self to make us whole. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.