Lent calendar prayer and reflection for 21 April - Easter Sunday

Looking out of the mouth of an empty cave

He is risen. Alleluia!

“Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” 

John 20:1-9

How confusing it must have been for the disciples when Mary Magdalene came back to them saying that Jesus’ body had been moved from the tomb.  

They must have wondered who had done such a thing and why. 

But when they reached the tomb and saw the cloths lying on the ground they finally realised what Jesus had been trying to teach them all along.  

They understood that he had risen. As it says in today’s psalm, “This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad.” 

All things new

Let us give thanks to God for all that he has made. Let us rejoice that through the power of the resurrection, all things have been made new.  

May this renewal inspire us to do what we can to bring about a change for the better in our lives and in our world.  

As we celebrate Christ’s resurrection today, let us praise him for his glory. 

Christ is risen. Alleluia!

Easter Sunday prayer

Risen Christ, we praise you and give you thanks for your glory as we celebrate your resurrection today. Fill our hearts with your love, so that we too may renew the face of the earth. Amen. 

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Continue to keep your brothers and sisters around the world in your prayers this Easter. Use our Easter prayers as you celebrate this season of joy, hope and renewal. 

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