The Valley of Dry Bones

Monday 9th May, day 4 of our 9 days of prayer series

Wait with prayerful expectation – Come Holy Spirit, meet us at our crossroads

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From Ezekiel 37:1-6,10

The hand of the Lord came down upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them, there were many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “Oh Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them: Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath into you, and you shall live: and you shall know that I am the LORD.

I prophesised as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.

Listen for a word with a willing heart.

Respond with prayer and action

O breath of God, life giving spirit, when all seems lost, when all the bones are dry, grant us the vision and the courage to speak your words so that those who have lost life might find it once more; and if we ourselves have come apart, reconfigure us and stand us on our feet in the presence of Jesus Christ our Lord, your broken and resurrected son. Amen

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