Feb 26, 2012

Opening Prayer: Easter Day

Here’s an opening prayer for Easter Day, written by John Birch.

Opening Prayer for Easter
(inspired by John 3:16-17)

Blest are you, Lord Jesus who came to us a little child one of us,
flesh and blood to share in our humanity
For God so loved the world
That all might have eternal life
Blest are you, Lord Jesus who came to us as carpenter
and yet in whose creative hands a world was fashioned
For God so loved the world
That all might have eternal life
Blest are you, Lord Jesus who came to us as fisherman
and yet pointed to a harvest that was yet to come
For God so loved the world
That all might have eternal life
Blest are you, Lord Jesus who came to us as teacher
and opened eyes to truths that only the poor could understand
For God so loved the world
That all might have eternal life
Blest are you, Lord Jesus who came to us as healer
and opened hearts to the reality of wholeness
For God so loved the world
That all might have eternal life
Blest are you, Lord Jesus who came to us as prophet, priest and king
and yet humbled himself to take our place upon the cross
For God so loved the world
That all might have eternal life
Blest are you, Lord Jesus who came to us as servant
and revealed to us the extent of his Father's love for human kind
For God so loved the world
That all might have eternal life
Blest are you, Lord Jesus, who rose from the ignominy of a sinner's death
to the triumph of a Saviour's resurrection
For God so loved the world
That all might have eternal life
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son
for the sake of me
and you
and other sinners too
God so loved the world
Blest are you Lord Jesus, our Saviour and Redeemer

— written by John Birch, and posted on his Faith and Worship website. http://www.faithandworship.com/

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