When I think about the meaning of this weekend, the mindfulness, majesty, and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, it is only fitting that this post is An Easter Sunday Prayer.
A prayer because it is the best way I know to communicate with God my love and respect. In prayer, I am able to examine my heart and confess all of my wrongdoings. Through prayer, I can express my thankfulness and I speak directly to the source of every good thing. And through prayer, the good things that I desire, I can ask for.
And so today, an Easter Sunday Prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father,
I love you. I honor you for who you are, the example you have been, and how with wisdom you created all things. You are the only true living God. There is no other that can be compared to you. There is no other that should be lifted in your place. It is you only that exists eternally in three persons. I believe wholeheartedly in God the Father, God the Son, and God the holy spirit. You came, lived and healed, then died to buy my pardon. A death that was rightfully mine you took. And through your death, I was given access to God the father.
Thank you for being the propitiation for not only my sins but all of mankind. In the book of Psalms, it states that your steadfast love will endure forever and your faithfulness to all generations. Forever is a long time and to know that that is how much you love me gives me great joy.
Joy because I know that you know the truth about me. How I have offended you in my wrongdoing, through my inaction, because of the choices I make that are contrary to how you have clearly outlined for me to live. Father, today I ask for your forgiveness. I confess my sins and repent of them. Proverbs 28: 13, states that whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
Lord, thank you for your mercy, your protection, and your provision day after day after day. For three decades, I can say that you have consistently been a loving father, a faithful friend, my source, and the keeper of all the things that I love. When David prays in 1 Chronicles 17: 16, he asks “ Who am I O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?” My thoughts are similar. There is nothing that I have done, no one that I know and my lineage is not one that would have earned me a place in your presence. Knowing that you first loved me and will continue to do so is enough to smile about.
Today, I smile because I know that there is an occupied throne in Heaven and that you sit on it and still willingly hear me. Today and every day, I can come before your throne of grace to lay before you the cares of this world and to ask for the desires of my heart. You are faithful and just to not only hear me, but to answer, help, and provide. Today I ask that you help, and heal the person reading this post. I ask that you help them with the hard things in their lives and I ask that you pour over them your loving and precious Holy Spirit. That they are comforted.
Lord, thank you seems so small today, so I’ll say I’m grateful and I love you!
In your son Jesus’ name I pray,
“Prayer is essential for the growing Christian, for through it we learn to fellowship with God as well as share our heart’s burden’s openly.”– LaHaye
If you are new to prayer or sometimes struggle with getting it all out, use the acrostic A.C.T.S. to pray.
Happy Resurrection Sunday!