Posts Tagged ‘resurrection’

Our Redeemer Lives

April 4, 2021

Alleluia! Our Redeemer lives.

In us and through us.

He is our

living hope,

saving help,

refuge in times of trouble,

our guide towards grace.

Free us O Lord from the sins of greed and self-regard.

Fill our hearts with compassion.

Guide us that we too might live, caring for and serving others.


Easter 2020

Easter 2017

Easter 2009

Easter 2020

April 12, 2020

He is risen! He is risen indeed!

Lord, this pandemic has revealed our many failings.

We relied on our own wisdom, made our own plans.

We worshiped money, celebrity, and power and went the wrong way.

We embraced the cynical voices of folly and mockery.

We denied the poor and dismissed the needs of many who we now call essential workers.

We repent and seek your forgiveness Lord, as we celebrate the promise of new life brought through your death and resurrection.

Resurrect in us humility, the love of others, and trust in you.

Show us the hope of a better way, and help us to follow.


Through Darkness To Light

April 11, 2017

O Lord, help us to remember in this Passion week, as we witness darkness and death in the world around us, that by following God’s will into the darkness you brought us the light of your resurrection.

Draw us towards your love O Lord, towards hope, and towards the discipline of faith, that we may find a new life, and new way, in you.  Amen

The Day of Resurrection

April 12, 2009

“. . .  just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4

Lord, as we celebrate your resurrection, help us to live a new life.

Resurrect in us a spirit of thrift, that we may be better stewards of the resources you have entrusted to us;

Resurrect in us a spirit of service, that we may share your love with others;

Resurrect in us a spirit of compassion, so that as we make spending decisions, we work to care for those whose suffering is great;

Resurrect in us a spirit of forgiveness and respect for others so that by listening to each other we might better discern your will;

Resurrect in us a spirit of responsibility, so that we might live lives worthy of the calling we have received;

Resurrect in us a respect for the rule of law and the institutions of government that were designed by our founders to preserve domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to us and all our posterity; and

Resurrect in us a spirit of hope, the hope that we might still become one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.