Lord,

2,000 years ago Your only Son Jesus – who was crucified to defeat sin and transform the world – was resurrected from the dead. Death has been defeated! Sin is obliterated! Hope abounds! Joy prevails! 

He is risen!

He is risen, indeed! And so we boldly pray we will be raised from our death of self-centeredness, selfishness, hatred and sinfulness to experience New Life that begins right now and lasts forever more.   

He is risen!

He is risen, indeed! And so we boldly pray everything that is broken, battered, dying and destroyed will be filled with resurrection power that literally makes all things new. 

He is risen!

He is risen, indeed! And so we boldly pray we will hope bearers, joy sharers, justice builders and truth speakers in a world that desperately needs resurrection reality.

He is risen – He is risen, indeed!

Amen!