We grieve the death of those closest to us.
We grieve the loss of those whose lives have touched ours.
And in a pandenic time we also grieve those we have never met–and now never will.
God of Comfort, be present with all who grieve, especially those who grieve alone.
Invitation to Prayer:
Consider the faces and gestures of those grieving in this image of the death of Lazarus.
Can your face or your gestures become a prayer that connects you to the tender heart of God? Try this embodied prayer and discover its gifts.
Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead.” John 11:14 NRSV
These images are from the Mary Magdalene stained glass window at Chartres Cathedral in France (1205-15).
To Understand the Image Better
Mary and Martha mourn the death of Lazarus in the Magdalene Window