Today we celebrate the joyous resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Holy Week is the holiest of weeks for Christians, and Easter is the day that brings not only the awesome celebration of our risen Lord, but also the hope and promise of our own salvation. We celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, and on Good Friday we remembered the passion and death of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We fasted and abstained to unite in Christ’s suffering as he bore our sins upon the cross. Now, we celebrate his rising!
"Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day." Luke 24:5-7
Below is a prayer I wrote for this most wonderful day.
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we celebrate the joyous resurrection of your only Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we praise you and thank you.
We thank you for the awesome gift of your Son who gave so freely and lovingly to ensure our hope of salvation.
We praise you for this bright light in our oftentimes dark world.
We thank you for the gift of forgiveness and for sending your beloved Son to be our pathway into life everlasting.
We praise you for the unconditional love you give us everyday – especially on those days when we fall and stumble.
We thank you for always being there to pick us up, drag us or carry us along the pathway to you and toward eternal life.
We thank you for the gift of your grace – the gift of our faith. Without it we know we would be lost.
We praise you for the gift of our seven sacraments where we most deeply feel your grace and amazing love for us. Help us to always fully experience the depth of your love every time we celebrate each beautiful sacrament you’ve given us.
We thank you for each moment you give us here on earth and pray we use these precious moments to draw closer to you; to do your will.
With this bright new day as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, let it be also a resurrection for us - a new beginning to our own life in Christ.
We pray in the name of your beloved Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.
Forms of Prayer
Easter Season - Resurrection
Peace in Christ,
© Melissa Knoblett-Aman