Easter Prayer



Thank You for the gift of HOPE
You gave us on Easter morning.
Because of You we know
That no problem is too difficult
And even death does not have power over us.

Thank You for the gift of JOY
You gave us when You were resurrected.
Because of you we know
That no matter how challenging life may be,
In the end we will rejoice again.

Thank you for the gift of LOVE
You gave us when You laid down Your life.
Because of You we know
That there is no sin too great to separate us
and we are incredibly valuable to You.

Thank You for the gift of LIFE,
You gave us when You left the tomb.
Because of Easter we know
this world is just the beginning
and we will spend forever in heaven with You.

We celebrate You, JESUS,
With hearts full of praise and gratitude
For who You are and all You’ve done for us!


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. Romans 15:13

Today the hearts of the (in)courage community go out to our sister, Heather, whose precious daughter, Emma, went to be with Jesus on Friday. Please join hands and hearts with us in praying for Heather and her family.

For [we] are convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8: 38-39.


comments (closed):

  1. 1

    I’ve been praying for Heather and her family.
    Thank you for the prayer.
    Happy Resurrection Day! Our hope is in Him.

  2. 3

    Definitely praying for Heather. That has to be hard.

  3. 4

    Agreeing in prayer with you all for Heather and her family. I’m so sorry to hear of her loss. I know there are no words… My heart hurts for them.

  4. 5
    Rita farley says:

    My heart is heavy for heathers famliy.. I am truley sorry for there loss.. I will send up a silent prayer for heather and her family .. God bless you all…

  5. 6

    beautiful post, Holley!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Easter!

    Here’s a great thought by Skit Guys on the meaning of God’s grace…http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=KL7YLPNX

  6. 7

    What a beautiful post, to know that even in death there is hope. Praying for Heather!

  7. 8
    Babycakes says:

    I was on your website to find a nice prayer to say to my family during Easter dinner and I think this is the best one I have ever saw. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful prayer with everyone who needs a little hope in there lives. I read it to my mother and she said that she deffinitly wants me to say this during dinner. Thanks again and I will be praying for you Heather.

  8. 9

    Holley, thank you so much for this. My sweet daughter is sick, so only the boys went to church today. The girly and I had our own little intimate Easter celebration, and I read this poem as part of it. Perfect.

    My prayers go out to Heather and her family. May she feel especially close to Jesus right now.

  9. 10

    Thank you Holley! And my prayers are with Heather and her family.

  10. 11
    Valerie says:

    This is an absolutely beautiful prayer and one that fully encompasses the true meaning & belief behind the Cross. I will be sharing this with my family today during our Easter dinner prayer. Thank you for sharing and please know that a special prayer will be said for Heather as well.

  11. 12

    Saying prayers for Heather and her family. May they find peace.

  12. 13

    What beautiful words of lifegiving truth and thanksgiving, Holley. Thank you for this wonderful prayer and praise to God — for Jesus and the hope, joy, life He brings.

    Heather, our hearts draw near to you; we are praying for you and your family. We love you, dear friend.

  13. 14

    This is a really beautiful prayer. I love it. I have printed it out to read again. Thank you.

  14. 15

    Thank you for the great Easter prayer. God Bless.


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