Today is Friday the 2nd of May, in the second week of Easter.

David Berrisford sings Steven Faux’s setting of Psalm 9.  I will tell of all your wonders.  As I enter into prayer today, I look around me, and see so many of God’s wonders.  For a moment I think of the words of the Psalm I will be glad and rejoice in you;  I will sing the praises of your name, O most high.

Today’s reading is from the Acts of the Apostles.

The wise Pharisee, Gamaliel, knows that what is truly of God endures. God is faithful and will make fruitful all that is for the good. For a moment, remain with this sense of the God who does not abandon the good. Let yourself be at peace in God’s sustaining presence.

Perhaps there are things in your own life that you are waiting, and perhaps hoping, to see flourish and blossom: in your relationships, your work, in your family.  What is it like to hold these things before the Lords’ loving gaze?

As you listen to the reading again, notice the joy the apostles feel in giving witness to Christ through the challenges they face. How does their joy affect you?

Take some time now to talk to Christ as a friend, sharing with him your own hopes for what God is doing in your life and through your life.