Heathdale flower 30th March 2023

A Prayer of Easter Reflection

Join us as we reflect and pray in the lead-up to Easter.

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“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance — an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see… So be truly glad.”

(1 Peter 1:3-4,6a NLT)

Our Father,

We praise You and Your exalted resurrected Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. We echo Peter’s bold declaration of a priceless inheritance, because Jesus is not dead, He is risen! This is truly good news and it changes everything!

Jesus, because of Your resurrection, we’re neither afraid to die, or to live. We are not wandering nomads on this earth, but hope-filled children of God. We are no longer slaves to sin; but liberated citizens of heaven, free to live a life that pleases You.

Jesus, Your death was the death of death and Your resurrection is the resurrection of all things. For You died for our sins and have been raised for our justification. Oh, the wonder and marvel and gratitude that fills our hearts today as we reflect on the triumph of Easter! In light of this living hope and compelling love, this immeasurable grace and eternal inheritance, enable us to spend the rest of our days living and loving for Your glory.

Our Father, remind us that the darkness of the grave will soon be overcome by the brightness of the third day.

In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

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