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Easter prayer: we come in hope

Resurrecting God, we have come to see the stone rolled away.
We come in hope that no matter who we are,
no matter where life has taken us,
no matter what choices we have made,
no matter what sins we have committed,
we will find Christ in this place.
The empty tomb assures us that nothing we can do is beyond your power to recreate.
Be with us as we celebrate the beauty of new life, we ask in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray saying:

Our Father…

 

Submitted by Rev. Martha Spong, First Congregational Church, North Yarmouth Maine.

(note from liturgylink…this would also adapt into a really great call to confession!)

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Comments

  1. I think I try to sneak a little confession in where it won’t be noticed totally, since we only formally confess on Communion Sundays. 🙂

  2. Well I was looking for a good Easter confession and here it is! Thanks Martha. -Peace, Caitlin

  3. Caitlin, I’m glad it worked for you.

  4. Absolutely beautiful!!

  5. Per the moderator’s comment, I adapted this as a (less-sneaky) call to confession. Here’s what it looks like:

    Beloved, we have come to see the stone rolled away.
    We come in confidence that no matter who we are,
    no matter where life has taken us,
    no matter what choices we have made,
    no matter what sins we have committed,
    we will find Christ in this place.
    The empty tomb assures us that nothing we can do is beyond God’s power to recreate.
    So let us entrust ourselves to God’s love as we confess our sin together.

    Thanks, Martha!

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