Intergenerational Easter Prayer of Thanks

Dear God and Father of our living Lord,
we praise you for the power of your forgiving, life-giving love!

We thank you for raising Jesus from the dead.

We thank you for the wonderful gifts of forgiveness and salvation
that we can enjoy because of Jesus.

We thank you for the Bible,
which helps us see how God’s love transformed the lives of Jesus’ first followers.

We thank you for Christians through the ages,
who have loved and followed you as they were transformed by your love.

We thank you for inviting us to follow you, too,
and for your willingness to transform our lives and faith communities.

We love you and want to follow your son, Jesus.
Thank you for continuing to live in us and with us.

Thank you that your love, which is stronger than sin and death,
can and does lead through suffering to joy.

Alleluia!
Amen.

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About Elsie Hannah Ruth Rempel

As a young senior whose life could easily have ended in a nasty car crash in 2012 I live with an extra dose of gratitude to God, humanity, and the wonders of our human bodies. I am a passionate advocate for ministry WITH children and seniors in the life and ministry of the church. I started working in Faith Formation with Mennonite Church Canada in 2002. Thinking and writing about faith helps me see God at work in all kinds of surprising places. I'd like to be remembered as one who encourages others to live into God's good dream for our world. My book, Please Pass the Faith: The Spiritual Art of Grandparenting, is one big way I'm trying to share that encouragement with my peers. This blog is another way I'd like to engage people who care about growing in faith across the generations.
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