Prayers of the People for Easter Sunday, 2017

Celebrating the gift of new life in Christ, we offer our prayers for the world God loves, the church God calls, and all who need a reminder of God’s love.

[Short pause]

Hallelujah!  We offer our praise for the victory of Jesus, which guides us into a new way of being.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

Hallelujah!  We offer our thanks for the gift of resurrection, which points us toward God’s desire for creation.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

Hallelujah!  We offer our selves to the call to ministry, which frees us from our fear.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

Hallelujah!  We offer our gifts to the people who need them, which enable us to share in God’s work in this world.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

Hallelujah!  We offer our weaknesses and our failings, knowing that this is where God meets us.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

Hallelujah!  We offer our church to this community, trusting that God is already active among us.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

Hallelujah!  We offer our lives for the care of others, including [NAMES, AND] all those we name before you, holding to the promise that God is with us.
[Long pause]
God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

Hallelujah!  We offer our praise for the victory of Jesus.  God of new life,
Hear our prayer.

Trusting the promise of unbounded love, we pray in Jesus’ name.
Amen.

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