Prayers for the Journey

by Christine Sine
Easter cross - Iona

Easter cross - Iona Scotland

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.


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1 comment

alice-ann hoefkens April 14, 2012 - 9:17 am

I am physically and spiritually moved by this picture and prayers. Our God is great.

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