Fifth Sunday in Lent

Kneeler 137

John 11

38 Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb.
It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it.

39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone."
Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him,
"Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days."

40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"

41 So they took away the stone.
And Jesus looked upward and said, "Father, I thank you for having heard me.

42 I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me."

43 When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice,
"Lazarus, come out!"

44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth,
and his face wrapped in a cloth.
Jesus said to them,

"Unbind him, and let him go."

Lord, unbind me.

When I grieve too much to see,
Lord, unbind me.

When I doubt the strength of love
Lord, unbind me.

When I grapple with my fears
Lord, unbind me.

When I stumble in the dark,
Lord, unbind me.

When you call me to come out,
Lord, unbind me.