A short prayer inspired by the Gospel reading for today which features Thomas, the patron saint of the sceptical post-evangelical world, and based in part on the collect for today in the Methodist Worship Book.
the strength of all who believe and the hope of those who doubt:
we thank you that you call us to faith not certainty,
and pray that you will remind us that you have faith in us
even when our heads and hearts are full of questions.
May we, who have not seen, still have faith,
and so receive the fullness of Christ’s promised blessing.
We ask this in the name of Jesus,
who keeps coming back
so that we can all poke and prod at his open wounds
and no-one need be left out.