CHRIST IS RISEN
Jesus Christ Is risen today, Alleluia!
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Eternal God, we praise you that your glory has dawned on us, and brought us into this Day of Resurrection. We rejoice that the grave could not hold your Son, and that he has conquered death, risen to rule over all powers of this earth. We praise you that he summoned us into new life, to follow him with joy and gladness. By your Holy Spirit, lift us from doubt and despair, and set our feet in Christ’s holy way, that our lives may be signs of his life, and all we have may show forth his love. Praise, glory, and thanksgiving to you, our God, for ever and ever. Amen.
“The Day of Resurrection”
Words for Preparation
Jesus lay in death’s strong bands, for our offenses given; but now at God’s right hand he stands and brings us life from heaven; therefore let us joyful be and sing to God right thankfully loud songs of hallelujah. Martin Luther
CHRIST IS RISEN! CHRIST IS RISEN INDEED!
Prayer of Adoration
O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.