Easter Prayer: We Praise You, O God

Here’s a prayer for Easter from Roddy Hamilton.

Prayer for Easter Day

When the day is quiet
and the world still sleeps
and the morning is crisp
and love breathes again
we praise you, O God of resurrection

When the time is now
and the moment is on us
and the place is here
and the grave clothes are folded
we praise you, O God of renewal

When the day is new
and the sun is fresh
and the light is clean
and the stone has rolled
we praise you, O God of empty tombs

Now we see the world differently
What we thought was the way of things, yesterday
is no longer the way of things today
death was yesterday
new life is today
tombs were sealed
now they are open
love was dead
now is alive again
death has been given a make-over
endings have a new perspective
things work differently now

When the shouting has stopped
and the suffering ended
and the betrayal complete
and the darkness stolen
then we praise you, O God of life

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Mucky Paws. http://www.nkchurch.org.uk/index.php/mucky-paws