Prayers for Easter

Prayer of Praise: Revelation 5:8-14
            Almighty God we lift our voices in thanksgiving and praise for the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he was worthy to take the scroll and open it and by his death he has redeemed men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation and made us kings and priests. So we rejoice with the many angels and the tens of thousands surrounding the throne and we say, Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom. Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever. Give us eyes to see our Savior this day, even as John did. And grant us grace to fall before Him as all the creatures of heaven do. This we pray through Christ who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God world without end. Amen!
Prayer for Illumination: Luke 24:13-35
            Lord God, long ago our risen Lord met men on the road to Emmaus. There he opened up the Scriptures and explained to the disciples how Moses and Prophets spoke of Him. O Lord, we need Christ to come to us as he did those men long ago. For we like them are slow of heart to believe all that has been spoken concerning our Lord. We are quick to dismiss that our Lord had to suffer and die and then enter into glory.  As we hear your word give us ears of faith that we might hear the sound of your voice as your word is read and preached. This we pray through Christ our Lord, Amen!
Eucharistic Prayers
Bread: Passover and Exodus
                        Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, it truly, right and good and our duty that we should at all times and in all places give You thanks and magnify Your Holy Name, therefore with the Angels, the Archangels and all the company of heaven we praise You saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of Your glory. Glory be to You, O Lord Most High.
            We praise you O Lord for your great deliverance of our fathers from Egypt. For there you brought the great nation of Egypt to ruin, killing all the firstborn from Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the captive in prison to the beast of the field. Yet your people placed the blood of lamb upon their lintels and doorposts and the Angel of death passed over them. Then You brought your people through the Sea on dry land, but you drowned all Pharaoh’s men in the sea and their bodies washed upon the shore. We praise you for this great redemption. We ask now that as we eat you would strengthen our faith in Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away our sins, whose blood delivers us from wrath and whose mighty right hand is making all his enemies his footstool. In Jesus’ Name Amen!

 Wine: The Resurrection
            Blessed are You Lord God, for you sent your only begotten Son into the world that he might die for our sins according to the Scriptures and that He might be buried and that He might rise again on the third day. By His resurrection he was declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of Holiness. We praise You that he is the firstfruits of our resurrection. We praise You that one day we will put on immortality and incorruption and then shall be brought about that great promise death will be swallowed up in victory. Grant us faith as we drink to long for that resurrection day when we will see Christ and be like him. In His Name we pray, Amen!