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.