They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he (Jesus) talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?”

Luke 24:32 NLT

Gracious God, we think of the story in St Luke’s gospel of the resurrected Jesus joining the two friends as they walked from Jerusalem to Emmaus.
They didn’t recognise him and were despondent as they told him all that had happened to Jesus in Jerusalem, how their hopes had been shattered by his crucifixion and now they had heard reports that he was alive!

Then they listened to Jesus as he explained and opened up the scriptures to them. As they approached the village they invited Jesus to eat with them and they recognised him as he broke bread with them.

Gracious God, we thank you that you love and care for each one of us. Thank you that you graciously draw alongside us, you walk with us at our own pace, and reveal your son, our Saviour Jesus to us as we journey through life.

As we walk with you and each other –

Season our words with grace

Enlighten our minds with wisdom

Inflame our hearts with love

Sharpen our listening with discernment

Open our eyes with compassion

Fill us with the love and knowledge of Jesus, that we may reflect Him in all we think, say and do.

Ruth Rushworth