Prayer before service: Easter Sunday 2014…

Our Holy Father and our God, You call us into Your presence. With Christ’s church triumphant we enter, in ways we do not understand, into the heavenly Holy of holies. By Your Holy Spirit we are thronged before You and Your Son, our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Each Lord’s Day we celebrate His victory over death and grave, His resurrection and ascension. This Easter Sunday we do that most particularly. We celebrate His journey of ultimate mercy, His victory over sin and death, the crushing of the serpent’s head.

We thank You, O God, that You have given us Your Son, and that You have given us to Him. By Your Holy Spirit, may our worship and thanksgiving this day be pleasing in Your sight.

All this in Christ’s holy name we pray.

Amen

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