Prayer For Easter Season

May the God of love and power

forgive you and free you from your sins,

heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,

and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.


God our Father,

your gift of water brings life and freshness to the earth;

in baptism it is a sign of the washing away of our sins

and the gift of life eternal.

Sanctify this water, we pray.

Renew the living spring of your life within us,

that we may be free from sin

and filled with your saving health;

through Christ our Lord.


God of love and wholeness, you are everfaithful to your people. Hear these our prayers and help us to be faithfulwitnesses to you in our relationships, our work and in every facet of ourlives. We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Lord.


Loving Lord, today we remember
the veil of darkness
transforming to the brightest light.
The most dreadful end
becoming the most beautiful beginning.
We remember with trembling hearts
the depths of despair
fading to reveal hope everlasting.
The curse of death
defeated by eternal life.
Today we remember with thankfulness
your willingness to be pierced for our sins.
We sing with abounding joy
of your miraculous rise,
from death's tomb to resplendent life.
Thank you for the promise of heaven
and your generous invitation of eternal life for all.


Glory and praise to you, Risen Savior, for you bring light to our darkness, joy to our sorrow, and the fullness of love to our reluctant hearts.

Lord of life, You defeated death to show that we can rise from all that binds us to the worldpride, envy, anger, fearthe debt of sin that holds us here. Christ the Lord is risen today! Alleluia!

Christ the Lord is risen today. Alleluia!
Earth and heaven say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, you heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Halleluia! Lord, Jesus, You have risen from the dead and are gloriously triumphant!

Lord, I offer You profound thanksgiving that I may join in the celebration of Your Resurrection! I thank You for loving me so much that I have been invited to participate in the new life won by You.

Dear Lord, the path to the Resurrection was one of exceptional pain and suffering. It required of You the total sacrifice of Your life. You held nothing back but poured out Your life to the last drop of blood.

Risen Lord, the joyful message is that suffering and death were not the end. You rose triumphantly in a new and glorified body, opening the door for all who believe in You to do the same. Draw me in, dear Lord, to Your suffering and death so that I may also be drawn into the glory of Your Resurrection. Give me the courage You had as You endured so much. Help me to face the crosses in my life with Your strength. As I do, fill me with hope as I anticipate the new life You will bring from all sufferings united to You.

Halleluia! Lord, Jesus, You have risen from the dead and are gloriously triumphant!

Halleluia! All glory and praise to You, dear Lord, for Your Resurrection!

Halleluia! May the glory of Your Resurrection be loved, embraced and proclaimed until the end of time and forever more!