Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Prayer for the Second Sunday of Easter

O God,

Thank you—

--for life;
--for eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord;
--for the opportunity for repentance and the grace of forgiveness;
--for family and friends;
--for the fellowship and partnership of the Body of Christ;
--for help and healing and wholeness;
--for the presence and power of the resurrected Christ in our midst.

O God,

Help us—

--in the living of these days;
--in the journey we are on with you;
--in the acknowledging and confessing of our sins;
--in the hurts and struggles and fears that our families sometimes encounter;
--in the strengthening of our relationships and of our partnerships in the Body of Christ;
--in our sicknesses, our grief, our brokenness,
--in our continuing and growing awareness that the resurrected Christ is in our midst.

In the name of Jesus,


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