Matthew 28: An Easter Prayer

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“Do not be afraid,”     God, I hand over to You all those things with this coronavirus pandemic that make me so afraid. Resurrect the parts of my faith squelched by my many fears.

“I know that you are looking for Jesus,”     God, when my soul is searching, as it is today, help me know that the answer to my every longing can only be found in You.

“He has risen,”     God, the fact that Jesus is risen should lift my head, my heart and my attitude. Help me to live today as if I really believe this with every part of my life.

“Just as he said,”      Jesus, You keep Your promises. Help me to live as though I believe that with every part of me. Help me trust You more, obey You more and resemble You more.

“Come and see,”      Jesus, You had the angels invite the women in to see for themselves that You had risen. You invite me into these personal revelations every day. Forgive me for sometimes rushing about and forgetting to come and see for myself …… You, Your Word, Your insights, Your Love.

“Then go quickly and tell his disciples,”     Jesus, I don’t want to be a secret-keeper with my faith. I want to be a bold and gracious truth-proclaimer. For You. With You. Because of You. Me, the unwanted soul whom You loved, redeemed and wanted.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.   Alleluia!!

Based on the words of Lysa TerKeurst

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