God of life and death and life after death,
God of parade and cross and empty tomb,
during this holiest of weeks we re-tell the stories of our faith,
preparing for the great surprise that awaits us on Sunday.
But during this holiest of weeks we admit that the hustle and the bustle fills our lives,
leaving us little time to stop and experience the story for ourselves.
Help us find the time to just BE this week.
Amidst all the bustle of preparing all the worship experiences of the week,
may we feel again the passion of the supper, the trial, the death,
so that we can feel again the shock, the awe, the wonder of the empty tomb.
We pray in the name of the one with whom we walk through the week.