A compilation of Easter Prayers

April 10, 2012

last updated: April 19, 2014

NOTE – This post dates from 2012.  For 2014 and beyond, I’ve created a new Updated Easter Prayer Compilation to expand on this entry.  I will probably still periodically update this entry, but please bookmark the updated version as it will have the most current information.

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Here is a compilation of all the Easter Prayers we’ve posted the last few years.  Here’s the link to our Easter Prayer category.

(oldest entries on top, newest entries last)

Daily Prayers and Reflections for Each Day of the Easter Octave

The readings and the collect for Easter Monday

An Easter Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Collects for Tuesday & Wednesday of Easter Week

An Easter Blessing prayer

A Prayer of Adoration for Easter: Te Deum Laudamus

Easter Prayers: Blind us to All But Christ

An Easter Prayer: dying daily to sin that we may live in the joy of Christ’s resurrection

A Wonderful Daily Prayer for the Easter Season

An Easter Prayer by Brother Roger of Taize: If You Were Not Risen

An Easter Prayer: born anew to a living hope

Collect for the Second Week of Easter

Collects & Prayers for the Third Sunday of Easter

Victor Hoagland: The Thomas in All of Us

St. Gregory the Great’s Easter Prayer

An Easter Prayer by Helen Steiner Rice: May this Easter Grandeur Awaken Faded Flowers of Faith

An Easter Praise Litany from New Zealand

Easter Prayer: Vivify, Justify, Save

St. Hippolytus’ Easter Prayer

A prayer for the Second Sunday of Easter

An Easter proclamation of blessing

An Easter Prayer: May Your Resurrection Power Break Forth

Praying the Pascha Nostrum through the 50 Days of Easter

Easter Prayers: Raise us from the death of sin

“Let Him Easter in Us”

Easter Prayers: Make our hearts to burn within us

Jesus, free me from the quicksand of vain regrets…

A prayer of Exultation for the Ascension

How Shall I Sing That Majesty?

An Easter Thanksgiving Prayer


Easter links sidebar – updated

April 10, 2012

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen!

So… since it’s no longer Lent, I’ve bumped up the Easter links section to the top of our sidebar and done some housecleaning and updating there.  All the links should work.

I’ve added a few new links for 2012, notably the Rev. Patrick Comerford’s blog – he’s posting daily Easter poems, and a link to the Easter category at the Barnstorming blog, which has quickly become a real favorite of mine!

Hopefully I will discover additional new Easter season devotional resources in the days ahead!

You can find all our Easter RESOURCE posts here.

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Update:  I’ve added about 12 – 15 new links to the Easter Links Sidebar category, found by checking through some of my long-time favorite Advent & Lent sites to see what I could find in terms of Easter resources.

One particular link I was pleased to find was “A Glorious Easter” – a page of Easter Resources for Christian Teachers, at the site Teacher Help.Org.  Very Cool!  If you’re a Sunday School teacher, check it out!


Thin Spaces – Letting the Light of Christ Radiate Through Us

April 10, 2012

A lovely devotional reflection, Thin Spaces, by a spiritual director named Paula Mitchell, was posted as a Holy Week devotional at Godspace last week.  It is a beautiful and powerful Christ-centered reflection on what it means to let the light of Christ permeate and shine forth from our lives.  It makes a good Easter devotional as we think about the new life and light His resurrection makes possible.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Saints, too, each a thin space unique in their own way

holy ground, fertile soil, pounded thin

by circumstance, pain, suffering

compassion birthed in the soft soil of holy lives given to God.

They prayed that the life of Christ might take root, grow, and produce fruit-

holy ground, fertile ground, given to God

heaven touching earth–thin space

fully alive for the glory of God

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Paul learned

he is made perfect not in his strength

but in his weakness.

Thin enough to be broken

Thin enough for the life of Jesus

to break through

reminding us all

it is no longer we who live but the life we now live is Christ’s own life

mysterious, embodied, thin space

Christ in me the hope of glory

not my glory

His-

What about you?

Do you hunger and thirst for thin spaces?

People who let the light of Christ radiate in them

Light bearers

Christ bearers

Those who carry the death of Christ in their bodies

so they may carry the life of Christ into the world.

Into your world

that you might know his presence in and with you.

Those who bear his wounds, who share his heart,

who bring compassion and peace

To the chaos of our times

To the chaos of our lives

Thin spaces

Holy ground

Sometimes I wonder,

Can I be a thin space?

It’s what I want-

what I hunger and thirst for-

what I’m afraid of-

To become so thin

Radiant

That the life of Christ

shines through me

radiates from me, is embodied in me

whether I know it or not.

So I no longer live but the life I live in my body is the life

of Christ  living in me

Thin space

Holy ground

For the light shines in the darkness

And the darkness can never ever put it out…

–Paula Mitchell

I strongly encourage you to go read the full poem / reflection

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Two songs came to mind that tie in well with this reflection.

1. Cynthia Clawson’s Spirit Shine  (from her 1986 album Immortal.  iTunes link)

2. Matt Redman’s Shine  (from his 2006 album Beautiful News. iTunes link)

Click below to see the lyrics to both songs: Read the rest of this entry »


St. Hippolytus’ Easter Prayer

April 10, 2012

reposted from our 2007 archives

St. Hippolytus’ Easter Prayer

Christ is Risen: The world below lies desolate
Christ is Risen: The spirits of evil are fallen
Christ is Risen: The angels of God are rejoicing
Christ is Risen: The tombs of the dead are empty
Christ is Risen indeed from the dead,
the first of the sleepers,
Glory and power are his forever and ever

— St. Hippolytus (AD 190-236)

source ChurchYear.net (Easter Prayers)


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