Prayers for Easter

Rejoicing in the resurrection of our Lord, let us pray for the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, and for all people according to their needs.

God our Father, your Son rose triumphant from death, and made this the day of new creation, of victory over sin, death, and the devil. We thank you for the new life given to us in Christ. Continually renew in us the hope and joy of resurrection. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Your Son rose triumphant from death, and the women ran to bear the tidings to his chosen apostles. Grant that your Church may proclaim the good news in word and deed to all the people of the world, and empower us as witnesses to the resurrection and Christ as our savior. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Your Son rose triumphant from death, and by your Spirit, Peter and the apostles testified to his Lordship. Bless Pastor Oman and all pastors as they preach the Gospel, teach truth from the scriptures, and administer the Sacraments of Christ. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Your Son rose triumphant from death, and all rulers, authorities, and powers are now made subject to him. Bless our elected leaders and all who work for the public good. Help them to seek your wisdom, do your will, and serve faithfully in their offices. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Your Son rose triumphant from death and made sure the promise of the new hope in our troubled times. Fill us with your Spirit, and make us living signs of the peace of Jesus. Come to the aid of the poor and the ill in body, mind, and spirit. Restrain the violent, lift up the lowly, give peace in our world, in our homes, and in our hearts. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Your Son commanded us to pray in his name for our needs and the needs of others. We pray in faithful confidence for the forgiveness of our sins, for strength in suffering, and in thanksgiving for all your mercies.

Your Son rose triumphant from death, and in him we put our hope, not only for this life but also for the life to come. We give thanks for all the faithful ones who have trusted in him; for Mary his Mother, for Mary Magdalene and her companions; for the apostles and all the saints, together with all those most dear to us who now rest in you. Draw our hearts upward, and bring us to the day when we will celebrate the resurrection with them in glory.

Into your hands, Father, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

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