Are you searching for something to lift your spirits? Do you need assurance that life still holds promise? Are you wondering if you still matter? Even though you may worship online this year, may this Easter prayer of hope and encouragement touch you and usher in a new sense of God’s love and presence:
Easter is a Day of Hope
Lord Jesus, Easter is not only Your Resurrection Day; this is a day of hope, joy, and victory. And our hearts are so desperate for encouragement. All around us lie the remains of broken lives, failed relationships, and fading dreams. Yet Easter reminds us that You already provided the hope we need and the answers for which we plead.
Easter is a Day to Celebrate You, Jesus
This is a special day to celebrate and worship You. How can we begin to say thank You for the price You paid, the sacrifice You made, and the life You gave to prove Your love to us?
Through Your death and Resurrection, You freed us from our prison walls of emptiness and hopelessness. Heaping all the sins of the world—all the anger, all the hatred, all the rebellion ever committed against Your Kingdom—all that upon Your back—You endured the weight we could not carry. You canceled our own spiritual death sentence, and You gave us life. No suffering compares to Your death on the Cross.
Into our darkness, You breathed light. Into our sorrow, You birthed joy. Into our loneliness, You gave comfort. And into our confusion, You brought hope. You opened the door of fellowship with God so that we can now come boldly into Your presence and receive the help we so desperately need: grace, pure and undeserved.
You Showed Us We Matter to You
Resurrection freedom, victory, purpose, and life—You brought it all to the doorstep of our hearts. And then You invited us to come, just as we are, and be forgiven and loved for eternity. Through Your death and resurrection You showed us we all matter to You—no matter who we are.
We Have No Words to Thank You
Jesus, we have no words worthy enough to offer, and our lives are but empty vessels waiting to be filled with You. We could never be enough or do enough to say thank you. But today, on this Easter Resurrection Day, we celebrate You; we celebrate Your victory over death; and we celebrate the hope and life You offer us as a result. We abandon ourselves to You, and we accept Your Lordship in our lives.
Your Invitation Is Open to All
Lord, for those still searching, help them find hope in You today. For the ones still discouraged, lift heavy burdens. For the many still in bondage from sinful habits or lifestyles, help them find deliverance and safety in Your arms. Your invitation is an open one: Come with repentance and faith—with a desire to be whole and complete in You. Come and receive; trust and believe.
You are faithful; You are good; and You are the One and Only Savior of the world. You came to show us the Father’s love—and oh, how You did that so perfectly!
May Every Day Be Resurrection Day
Lord, quiet our thoughts and keep our minds focused on You as we remember Your death and Resurrection this Easter—and every day. Then set our hearts to dancing as we embrace the joy of new life You offer to all who will come freely and ask.
So many are struggling this Easter with fear and anxiety. Many have experienced loss. Remind us that death is not the end. Help us remember that with You, real life begins the moment we embrace You as our Lord and Savior, the One Who conquered death and rose again–and that life continues on with You in heaven the moment we breathe our last.
You have told us that in this world we will have trouble–disappointments, trials, and tribulations. But You have overcome the world. Fill us with Your presence today, Lord. Only in You can our needs be met. We find comfort and assurance only in You. We offer this Easter prayer of hope and encouragement to you. Jesus, Son of God, we praise and celebrate You today! May every day be Resurrection Day in our hearts.
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