An Easter Prayer

An Easter Prayer

God of power and majesty: With the rising of the sun you
have raised Jesus Christ and delivered him and us from
death's destruction. We praise you on this bright day for all
your gifts of new life.

for all victories over sin and evil in our lives...we give you thanks.

for loyalty and love of friends and family...we give you thanks.

 for the newborn, and those now in your eternal home...we give you thanks.

 for the continuing witness of  Christ’s Church...we give you thanks.

God of eternity: you are present with us because of Christ`s
rising from the dead, and you persist in lifting us up to new life in him.
We bring to you our prayers for this world in need of

for nations and peoples in strife...we pray to you.

 for the poor and impoverished, at home and abroad...we pray to you.

 for those we know in particular circumstances of distress...we pray to you.

for the diseased and the dying...we pray to you.

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