Growing Through Prayer – The Living Hope of Easter
April 20, 2019 • Prayer • By Joanna Teigen
Lord, as our family prepares for Easter, help us to see past the bunnies and baskets. We want to celebrate the living hope of Easter that we find in Jesus. He tore down every barrier to knowing your love. He overcame death. Fear. Despair. Hate. Division. In him we have life no one can take away.
This year, may our family worship like never before. Fill us with awe as we behold your resurrection power. Open our eyes to see your light, no matter how dark it might seem in this world. Give us humility to confess our sin and call on you for mercy and forgiveness. Restore the joy of our salvation. Stir us with anticipation of seeing Jesus’ face when he comes again.
Lord, we see new life budding around us. Breathe new life into the spirit of our home as we praise you. May our offering of love–of our hearts, souls, minds, and strength–be pleasing in your sight.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or face.”
(1 Peter 1:3-4)