Such incredible, miraculous, life-changing words.
“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said…” Matthew 28:6
His power could not be contained in a grave. His love could not be conquered by death. His truth could never be buried and forgotten.
And He makes all things new.
The very purpose of this Easter weekend reminds us, that no matter what we’ve been through in the past, what we might be facing today, or what uncertainties tomorrow may hold, Christ alone is our Hope. He conquered death, He rose from the grave, He is all Powerful.
He breathes new life, so that we can live…free.
We have so much to celebrate today, for He has risen!
Thank you that you make all things new. Thank you for the Victory and Power in your Name. Thank you that you hold the keys over death, and that by your might, Christ was raised from the grave, paving the way for us to live free. Thank you that you had plan, thank you that you made a way.
We praise you for your great strength, we praise you for your lavish love. We praise you for you are Conqueror, Victor, Redeemer, and Friend. We praise you that you alone are our Deliverer, you are Worthy, you are our everlasting Father, our great and awesome God.
We confess our need for you. We ask that you would renew our hearts, minds, and lives, for the days ahead. We pray for your spirit of refreshing to fill us again.
Keep your words of truth planted firmly within us, help us to keep focused on what is pure and right, give us the power to be obedient to your word. And when the enemy reminds us of where we have been, whispering his lies and hurling attacks our way, may he be reminded again of his future. For we have a future and a hope in you. We’ve been set free, redeemed, the old has lost its grip, the new has come.
Shine your light in us, through us, over us. May we make a difference in this world, for your glory and purposes. Set you way before us. May all your plans succeed. We may reflect your peace and hope to a world that so desperately needs your presence and healing.
Thanks be to you God, for your indescribable gift!
To you be glory and honor, on this Resurrection Day, and forever.
In Jesus’ name,
12 Verses of Christ’s Resurrection
“As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples…’” Mark 16:5-7
“He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” Luke 24:6-7
“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” Matt. 28:6
“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,” John 11:25
“And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.” 1 Cor. 6:14
“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth…” Job 19:25
“That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,” Phil. 3:10
“He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.” 1 Cor. 15:4
“And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit.” Rom. 1:4
“Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised— who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.” Romans 8:34
“He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces.” Isaiah 25:8
“We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.” Romans 6:9
(This prayer also appears here on iBelieve.com: http://www.ibelieve.com/devotionals/your-daily-prayer/an-easter-prayer-of-celebration-he-is-risen-your-daily-prayer-april-14-2017.html)