Two prayers about Easter and Life
Lord Jesus Christ, at this Easter time, we ask you to increase our faith, our hope and our love. Give us the faith that overcomes the world and enables us to face both life and death. Give us the hope that looks beyond this mortal life to grasp things unseen and eternal. And give us the love that binds us more closely to you, our Risen Lord; to you be all glory and praise, dominion and power, now and for ever; Amen.
Almighty Father, we thank you for the joy of Easter Day; we thank you that Jesus, who was killed so cruelly, now lives for evermore. As we celebrate his triumph, we pray that his joy may abide in our hearts and that our lives may proclaim his praise; all this we ask for his Name's sake, Amen.