Pastoral Prayer: Easter Sunday

Here’s a pastoral prayer for Easter Sunday worship.  It was written by Rev. Abi.

Prayer for Easter Sunday

On this Easter morn we welcome you Jesus into our lives. 
We welcome your resurrection for it is 
life changing, life giving and life sustaining. 
We welcome the hope it brings to our world.  
We welcome the joy it brings to our darkness. 
We welcome the empty tomb for we know that it means you are on the loose. 
Lord, may your resurrection give life to those who feel lifeless,
those who are just going through the motions,  
and those who have had the death of a loved one. 
Lord, may your resurrection give hope to those who are mired in despair, 
who feel hopeless, and who have given up all hope. 
Lord, may your resurrection give joy to those who feel no joy, 
lost their joy or have had their joy snuffed out. 
Lord, may you be on the loose in this world as the risen one.

~ written by Abigail Carlisle-Wilke, and posted on Rev Abi’s Long and Winding Road blog.