It is quite a while since I have posted my regular update for daily facebook prayers so I hope that you will forgive me. However the end of the first week of Easter seems a good time to do this. These prayers were posted during Holy week as well as this week. Enjoy!
Lord Jesus Christ your majestic name fills the earth
You glory is reflected in all creation
Your love is expressed in every act of caring
May we rest secure in the wonder of your risen life.
Alleluia, the author of life is risen amongst us,
God has raised up Jesus Christ from the dead,
Through him all the families of the earth are blessed.
Creator of the universe,
you made the world in beauty,
and restore all things in glory
through the victory of Jesus Christ.
We pray that, wherever your image is still disfigured
by poverty, sickness, selfishness, war and greed,
the new creation in Jesus Christ may appear in justice, love, and peace,
to the glory of your name. Amen.
From – Revised Common Lectionary – a service of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library
Jesus may we live into your resurrection world
Seeking justice, freeing captives, healing the sick.
May newness of life break out through us
in generous sharing and compassionate caring.
May we live as Easter people and proclaim the good news of your kingdom
May your resurrection power break forth in newness of life
May all that is broken be transformed
May all that is distorted be renewed and made whole
Christ is risen let us rejoice
Christ is risen let us sing and shout
Christ is risen let us go out and show God’s world
God we have all betrayed you
Turned our backs and shouted for your death.
Yet in your mercy you forgive
And pour out love in outstretched arms upon a cross
In the midst of grief and despair
May we sense Easter springtime coming
Death’s dark and overwhelming night
Will give way to resurrection light
God your ways are good,
Your paths are true,
Your purposes are everlasting.
May we walk with you and not stumble,
Amy we follow you and not faint.
I am physically and spiritually moved by this picture and prayers. Our God is great.