Sunday, January 18, 2009

Easter Prayer 2008

The Easter Service is always a very special service for our church because it is held at the ever so beautiful Killiams Point property that is owned by our church. This service was the first time I got to be liturgist for one of our ministers, Vance.

Dear God,

Thank you so much for being with us as we celebrate this day, the re- birth and resurrection of your son, Jesus Christ.

For we are grateful for his presence, for today was the day he rose from the dead to save us from our sins.

We thank you dear lord for the gift of your son, Jesus Christ. For today is a day of great remembrance, the remembrance of why you gave us this gift, to save us.

You have eternally blessed us, so please be with us while we do our best to pass on your blessings to others. And may those blessings begin right now, to all those with us this morning, to all those who could not be here, those named and unnamed. Those known to all, and to those only known in our hearts.

This morning as we sit and worship at such a beautiful wondrous place much like the Sea of Galilee, may we keep in our prayers all of those who do not have such place for worship.

May we remember those who will be without family and friends on this Easter morning, to all those who will be missing them. And to those who have had a great loss and will be spending this Easter without their loved one for the first time. Stay with them Lord, keep them strong…

Let us not only pray for individuals, but communities as wholes, countries as wholes. God, please be with all towns and cities in the world struggling to get by, the homeless and sick, the starving children…and the parents doing all the can to give them the love and care they need survive.

Finally oh lord, we pray for the earth, for this is a place like no other, a place that can be full of love and compassion. A place with beautiful lakes, rivers, oceans, gardens, forests, and people. Thank you dear God, for without you, we would be without all of this.

We ask all these things and so many more in the name of Jesus Christ, our risen savior, who taught us to pray…

Our Father, who art in heaven,hallowed be thy name.Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heavenGive us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer of Dedication

We are here today to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord, our Savoir. Three days ago he died on the cross to save us from our sins, we mourned as he got carried to the tomb. However, today is our day to rejoice. We promised we would follow you, we promised we would serve you, and that we will.

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