Apr 17, 2011

Easter Prayer

When everything was dark
and it seemed that the sun would never shine again,
your love broke through.

Your love was too strong,
too wide,
too deep
for death to hold.

The sparks cast by your love
dance and spread
and burst forth
with resurrection light.

Gracious God,
we praise you for the light of new life
made possible through Jesus.

We praise you for the light of new life
that shone on the first witnesses of resurrection.

We praise you for the light of new life
that continues to shine in our hearts today.

We pray that the Easter light of life, hope and joy,
will live in us each day;
and that we will be bearers of that light
into the lives of others.

—Michaela Youngson, Superintendent Minister of the Ealing Trinity Circuit,
posted on The Methodist Church in Britain’s Open to the World website.

The image at the top of this post is by Richard Lyall.  He has made this image available for non-commercial use in worship. You can see more of his intriguing images on his website, Pilgrim’s Progress: In Relentless Pursuit of REAL…. 
For other prayers for Easter, see Easter Prayer II and Easter Prayer of Petition.