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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Easter Sunday Prayer

Wondrous and Mighty God, this is the day we wait for all year. Soon the different time zones of this world will each begin to awaken to the glory of Easter day. Around the globe, the friends and followers of Jesus will discover what Mary saw so long ago -- he is not dead. He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

As the alleluias are shouted and the praise is offered, O God, help each of us to remember those for whom the shadows of Friday have not yet been lifted. Grant your comfort and strength to those who live with war, hunger, poverty and abuse. Help each one of us to be the hands and feet of Christ in this troubled world. Open our eyes so that we too can see you in the people who most need your love and grace.

God, I love this day and the special energy that surrounds it. I love the full churches and voices filling every corner of sanctuaries everywhere. I love the connectedness to generations of believers who have gathered to praise you over the years. It is a time of celebration. I confess to you, most Gracious One, that I'm almost too exhausted to enjoy it. My body and mind are all but spent. I suspect that many of my colleagues feel the same way. Grant us that awesome burst of energy that can only come from the Holy Spirit, that all of us might celebrate with full hearts and overflowing joy.

Bless our congregations, the faithful every-week attenders and the poinsettia & lily crowd too. Bless us all, as we raise up the proclamation of the day -- Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed!

Alleluia! Amen!


  1. and Amen! and thanks for this weekly inspiration. ESPECIALLY this week's.

  2. Amen

    Christ is Risen. Christ is Risen indeed.

    For some of us spring has also come (some of us - yours truly included - are still waiting in hope) but with that in mind

    we offer you the chance to walk with a spring in your step.

    In lent we tried 40 miles in 40 days -
    and now we've moved onto 50 in 50 for the GREAT EASTER season.

    if you'd like to join us - we'd be so happy - leave a message on

    and get walking, with a joyous spring in your step! Christ is Risen indeed.

  3. Sue, May the Holy Spirit inspire you, refresh you, nourish you that you may behold the joy of Jesus this day and everyday. Thanks for the prayer, and thanks for remembering those whom still live in the shadows of Friday.

  4. amen and thanks be to God!!!

    blessed day everyone!


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