Stations of the Resurrection

A family resource for Eastertide

Three crosses on a hill

Via Lucis, The Way of Light

The Stations of the Resurrection* are a prayerful way of journeying through Eastertide by meditating on biblical scenes related to Jesus’ resurrection, ascension and sending of the Holy Spirit.

The Stations could be prayed all at once, perhaps on a nature walk with pauses at each station. But it may be a more manageable time commitment to set aside a short period of time to pray with one station each day as a family.

Getting Started

To begin, consider lighting a candle; recall that Christ is the light of the world.

Start each day with an opening prayer, such as the one suggested on the next page.

Slowly read and meditate on the scripture passage for a particular station. You may wish to notice what word or phrase captures your heart and attentiveness and to ask what the Holy Spirit is inviting you to in this word or phrase (as one might do in Lectio Divina).

Or perhaps wonder with the Godly Play questions: I wonder what you like best; I wonder what is most important; I wonder if there is any part that we could leave out and still have all the story we need; I wonder where you are in this story.

Then offer the prayers that follow the Station’s reading, or something similar from your heart. Close your time by holding space for specific prayer intentions and concluding with “Our Father, who art in heaven…,” a spontaneous prayer, or some other prayer.

Download the Stations of the Resurrection Bulletin

*Content for Stations of the Resurrection is borrowed and adapted from Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book: A Book of Devotions, Revised Edition, edited by Rev. David Cobb (Cincinnati: Forward Movement, 2014).