Easter Prayers of Thanksgiving   4 comments

Easter Eggs:  They are Empty.  That is the Point.

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From Chalice Worship (1997), of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ):

Lord, we are your people.

You have gathered us together to share in your purpose and advance your kingdom of love, justice, and peace.

In our worship and devotion open our minds to know your will.

We come like people at the first Easter, raised by Christ to be his presence in the world.

We come joyfully and gladly to offer praise and adoration to the living God.

In the name of Jesus, accept our praise.

We come to worship.  God is with us, Christ our Savior is raised from death to redeem us.  God’s Holy Spirit is present to guide and encourage us.

In the name of Jesus, accept our praise.



Living God, we worship you today with joy in our hearts and thanksgivings on our lips.  When the powers of evil had done their worst, crucifying your Son, and burying him in death, you raised him to life again: an act of power giving hope to the world.

Lord Jesus, we rejoice that death could not keep you in its grip; that you were raised to life, alive for evermore.  You greeted your friends and now you stand among us in your risen power.

Spirit of God, you are always giving life to the people of God, giving birth to children of God.

Remodel us in the image of Jesus, fill us with his love and enable us with his risen power, that we might be faithful to this way, used by you in the redeeming of your world.








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