Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that you help us in a new way to begin to understand this promise and to speak it to others. You know best what we need, whether it is healing or growth, help us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Lord Jesus, you are the King! You are the one who died for me and took my sins to the grave with you! Forgive me for living in fear instead of freedom. Help me, guide me into the light in order to be the person who you created me to be! Help me to have life today and to fully love myself as you have loved me! In Jesus' name, Amen.
Lord Jesus, keep us in the assurance that because you said, “It is finished,” we know that we have forgiveness of sins and eternal life with you. Heavenly Father, give us the courage to tell others of the glory that lies ahead for all your children. Thank you for all you have endured to put us right again. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Dear Father in Heaven, thank you for sending your Son, Jesus, to die and then rise from the dead for each one of us. Thank you for making it possible to have victory in the life experiences that would otherwise keep us in overwhelming despair. Father, help us to have eyes of faith that understand this. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Father, God of Light, in whom no darkness dwells, thank you for sending your only Son to take us out of the shadows and into your Light. Help us to live as people who love and follow Jesus, the radiance of your glory, the true light of the world. Guide us as we shine that light into the lives of others who are still lost in the darkness. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
As we enter the Holy Week, take time to read the passion and resurrection of Jesus in its entirety.
All four books of the Gospel tell the story but each with a different emphasis, based on the author and the message.
This year, we recommend reading John's version (beginning at John 12:12), which focuses on the exaltation of Jesus, how he remains in charge, driving all the action, completing the will of the Father, and being glorified as He is lifted up.