Prayer For Gathering
Dear Lord, in the same way that You died to sin once and for all and rose, we too can count ourselves dead to sin but alive in You. In this Easter period, we reflect on the fact that, You Lord took Your last breath so that You could resurrect, to ensure that death no longer had mastery over You. We thank You that the death Christ died, He died to sin once for all, but the life He lives, He lives to God. We bless You that this freedom from death and sin has been shared with us, Amen.
Dear Lord, we thank You for sending Your Son so that He could be the resurrection and the life. It is through Him and our faith in Him that we can live with the promise of everlasting life. We bless you, knowing that if we live and believe in You, we shall never die. Father, we do not take this for granted, instead we choose to celebrate the resurrection and life during this Easter period. Father we thank You, Amen.
Dear Father, Easter is a time for us to appreciate the moment that the stone was rolled away from the tomb and the body of the Lord Jesus was not found. Lord, we celebrate the moment that You overcame death so that we could be free from sin through Your divine grace. Lord thank You for Your death, life and Your resurrection power, we love You Lord, Amen.
Dear Lord, we give You glory, honor and praise! It is You, who in Your abundant and great mercy, have allowed us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Thank You for giving us all the opportunity to be reborn, spiritually transformed, renewed and set apart for Your divine purpose. We bless you Father, for the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. Thank You for Your unconditional love, Amen.
Dear Father, it is man who killed the author of life, but it is You who raised Him from the dead! For that Lord we thank You! We thank You for Your resurrection power. You are the Ever-living One who conquered death and took the keys of Hades. It is because of You that we may be saved and have everlasting life. So, we give honor to You Father, because, it is You who lives and was dead and behold You are alive forevermore; We praise You Lord, Amen.
Dear Lord, the old within us has gone and the new is here! Thank You for rescuing us from the dominion of darkness and bringing us into Your kingdom through Your Son who offers redemption and forgiveness of sins. We celebrate not only the victory over death on behalf of Your son, but also the chance of everlasting life that we all now have; we thank You Father, Amen.
Father in Heaven,
We praise You for giving us Your Son
To be our Saviour and Lord.
Bless us all as we gather here today, (tonight)
And let us live happily in Your love.
Hear our prayer, loving Father,
For we ask this in Jesus' Name.
God - we gather in your presence.
Father - we long for more of you.
Jesus - we place you at the centre.
Holy Spirit - come and fill our time together.
Help us to be fully present here,
to your word, to one another,
and to the world you love.