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Feel free to use these prayers in any church service or setting.
They are particularly suitable for Easter Sunday and are inspired by John 20:1-18, Luke 24:1-12 and Isaiah 65:17-25.

 

Opening prayers or Call to worship

 

Our Lord is risen and the night is gone!

Old things have passed away and new things have come

And as the world is made new,

So are we!

A new day dawns,

New light comes in

And god commands us his people to gather

So that we can go out singing

This is a day that the Lord has made!

 

Amen.

 

 

Intercession

 

Lord who makes all things new,

 

The sun come up and we know a new day is here,

Full of possibilities,

Full of promise.

The evil of the world hasn’t gone away,

But the darkness of the night is behind

And we each have a fresh chance to face our future,

Your future.

So as the shadows shorten

We ask that you will help each one of us to seize the opportunities

That your new day brings.

 

Bring a bright new day in our community:

Give hope where there is only resignation and unity where there is discord,

Encourage dreams and aspirations and excellence in all things.

Let your daylight in and let lives be changed.

 

Bring a bright new day in your Church:

Let your light illuminate those things that really, honestly matter,

Give us the vision to step forward with purpose and in love.

Let your daylight in and let lives be changed.

 

Bring a bright new day around this world you love:

Under the baking skies of Africa and the stormy skies of Asia

Create rivers of hope and oases of tranquillity

Bringing an end to war and terror, drought and famine.

Let your daylight in and let lives be changed.

 

Bring a bright new day in our lives:

We each have our fears, hopes, dreams and secrets –

Help us to give them to you and take your hand.

Remind us lean on each other and never walk this path alone.

Let your daylight in and let lives be changed.

 

Lord you are risen

And your day begins.

Fill our world with your light

And our hearts with your love

As we worship you today.

 

 

Amen

 

 

All the prayers are free to use but if you would like to make a voluntary payment may I suggest the price of a coffee would keep me going!


Take a look at my Christmas drama scripts and bring more light to your services or assemblies this season!

Rod

About the author: Writer of DramatisDei, dramatist and dreamer.