Still-present God, these holy days feel like busy days,
and so we come to you, seeking the spirit of Jesus, which still circles the world.
Remind us, we pray, to walk slowly in these days,
treading in the footsteps of our brother Jesus,
who used these days to eat with a leper, defend a woman, heal a servant
and speak truth where it was needed.
Call us back, we ask, to his compassion,
for everyone in our path, and for ourselves,
so that these busy days are still holy days.
In the name of the Jesus whom we follow, Amen.