Apr 16, 2017

Prayer: Resurrection Light

Here is a prayer of intercession and commitment from the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website.

Easter Prayer

'You have made known to me the ways of life;
you will make me full of gladness with your presence.' (Acts 2:28)

Risen Lord Jesus, 
as the rising sun scatters the darkness, 
let fear and the memory of failure
be scattered from our souls 
that we may live in the glorious freedom
of the children of God

We raise up into your resurrection light
all who are excluded from fullness of life 
by poverty, unemployment or stigma, 
by injustice, criminality or neglect, 
by homelessness, landlessness or war, 
remembering in particular the peoples of
[names may be added here]

Risen Lord Jesus, 
let us be baptized by your resurrection light. 
May we trust in you above all else, 
hope in you above all else, 
seek you in all things, 
find you in every place, 
meet you among all people, 
know you through everything, 
and love you 
beyond, beyond, beyond all telling. 

We pray in your name, living Lord. Amen.

~ posted on the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website. http://www.christianaid.org.uk/