“Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said”.
And so we reach the end of our journey. We have prayed together for 40 days. We have prayed for our church, for our own faithfulness, and for God’s guidance. And now we arrive together at that day which is the reason for our hope, that moment when, early on the first day of the week, Jesus arose!
We began this prayer journey looking for new life. Because of the resurrection, we can have it. Let’s finish our journey by praying to enter fully into new life.
Lord, give us new life that expresses itself through our freedom from sin. Give us new life that shows itself in a spiritual freshness and zeal that people notice. Give us a firm hope in the new life that will be ours when you make all things new. And give us new life, new hope, new faith, new faithfulness and new joy in our church as well. Thank you, Lord!