John 11:20-27 NRSVue

20When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home. 21Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.” 23Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” 25Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, 26and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” 27She said to him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.”

Some thoughts on this scripture

Every time of prayer is an opening of ourselves to the risen love, life and power of Jesus. The grace he shares now is what he promised to Martha, Mary and the family of the dead man, Lazarus. To open ourselves is to listen, to spend time with him, just allowing ourselves be loved and our souls enlivened. Or a time to ask for what we need to be his loving disciples.