Easter Opening Prayer

Here’s an opening prayer for Easter Sunday.  It was written by Karen Turner, liturgist at Glendale Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

Opening Prayer for Easter Sunday

Creator of Life,
in raising Christ Jesus
up, through, out of, and beyond
the chains of death,
You opened for us the way
to eternal and abundant life.

May our Alleluias on this day
float high above the ceiling
of what we think we know
and transcend to the heaven of
what we believe—
and thus live.

Raise us up!
Renew our lives!
Resurrect our dreams!
Through Jesus Christ our Living Savior,

~ written by Karen Turner, and posted on the Lifeway website.  http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/files/lwcF_PDF_LW_MaundyThursday.pdf