Apr 21 2014

Prayer for Easter Monday

Father, help us to break out of our ruts and live a life worthy of your son's sacrifice!  No more boring religious routine!

This Easter Monday help us to make it real. As we put away those colorful plastic eggs, and snack on the leftover candy, help us to not put You away until next year too. Help us to live a NEW LIFE!

I'm not talking about being suffocated by a bunch of new rules, but living large for You. We are so grateful for the depths that You went to love us, we can't help but let it overflow. Show us who you want us to help, show us how you want us to live, and show us who you want us to tell about our Easter experience. -In Jesus' name, Amen.

"Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me WILL LIVE, even after dying. Everyone who LIVES IN ME and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?" (John 11:24) 

YES!  I believe.  You? 

Apr 20 2014

Prayer for Easter

Father, remind me today that Your forgiveness is for everyone.  It’s for bad guys and good guys, mean girls and nice girls, and even for messed up me.  It’s right there in Your word, 

“…Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone." (Romans 5:18). 

It’s not just the perfect people who have it all together, but for the messes too. I might be a mess, but I’m Your mess. 

Father, let today be the beginning of something new.  I believe that Your son died for my sins, and because of that I am forgiven.  I understand now that there’s nothing I can do to get you to love me any more or any less.  Father, help me to forgive myself.  Help me this Easter to have a fresh new start –In Jesus’ name, Amen.