with palms open

“We do not forget to eat: we do not forget to take the shop shutters down: we do not forget to be diligent in business: we do not forget to go to our beds to rest: but we often do forget to wrestle with God in prayer, and to spend, as we ought to spend, long periods in consecrated fellowship with our Father and our God.”

―  Charles Spurgeon


A Holy Week devotional with four main rhythms for each day leading up to Easter: a Bible reading, a posture of worship, reflection questions and a space for prayer.

  • an 8-day journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday
  • with daily guided rhythms for your quiet time in prayer and worship
  • explore different postures of worship, with illustrations as suggestions for how to approach each day
  • journaling pages for further reflection
  • and poems and illustrations by nathania aritao

In this 2022 update you will also find new printer-friendly pages, featuring passages from the Psalms. We are also engaging as a community through an online collaborative board (using Jamboard). Join the conversation here.



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8 April 2022

This devotional is for you. It is designed as a tool to help you on an intentional journey of reflection and communion with the Holy Spirit, as we experience Holy Week. 

This eight-day devotional has been designed to help us carve out the time to honor and remember Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, especially as we face all the realities of the present. Many of us may need a stronger nudge to approach the Holy Throne with grace and honesty.

If you have problems downloading the file, please email knockknock@nathaniaaritao.com

What others are saying about With Palms Open:

“I really enjoyed the devotional, it is awesome, really creative and artistic. Also, it is the first time I have seen a physical element added to Spiritual nourishment in a devotional but it makes perfect sense. The Finger of God is clearly on this. 👌🏾”

– Josh

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