Easter Intercessions

Here’s a prayer of intercession for the Easter season. It was written by Pat Baker.

Prayers of the People: Easter

Christ is risen!

Let us pray for those who do not share our Easter joy:
We pray for those
who live in the shadow of darkness and despair;
for those who live with the hopelessness
of shattered dreams
trust betrayed
lost love denied;
for those who live
without faith or hope or love;
who see no resurrection,
no hope of new beginnings
for themselves or for the world.

If Christ be truly risen,
let us show forth his resurrection
so that all who meet us shall know
that he is risen indeed!

— from Easter Reflections by Pat Baker from The Billabong: a worship resource following the Revised Common Lectionary.