Along with Christmas, Easter is the most important of holidays for us who have new life in Christ. It is a time for reflection and celebration of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, both personally and corporately.
The purpose of these Easter prayers and blessings for personal contemplation and to share with others. You can say them in your personal devotion time. You can write them in a card or letter. You can share the images on social media. Or, you can say them at a gathering or event.
Personal Prayers for Easter
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”John 11;25-26 NIV
Prayer of Praise to Jesus for Easter
Jesus, I praise You that you are the Resurrection and the Life. Thank you for the promise that believing in you gives me life eternal. You are worthy of all of my devotion, honor, and worship because of Your great sacrifice of your precious life given for my sins. You are alive, you reign forever! All praise to God! Amen.
Prayer of Repentance for Easter
God, I pray that you will forgive me when I don’t live like I am free of sin because of your sacrifice. Grow my faith and forgive my lack of trust and focus on you. Help me Lord to live every day with a thankful heart because of your sacrifice on my behalf. Show me how to live in humility and service. Amen.
For Non-believers seeking salvation
Lord, in light of your great goodness and sacrifice, I know that I am a sinner. I pray that you will cleanse me and wash me clean. I believe that you are the resurrection and the life. I believe that you died so I might live. Forgive me, a sinner, and give me new life so I might serve you and live for you all of my days. Amen.
Prayer of Request for Easter
Heavenly Father, this Easter, I pray that you will renew a steadfast and faithful Spirit within me. Draw me nearer to You. Allow the scriptures to dwell richly in my mind and heart so that all I do glorifies Your name. Allow me to share the Easter story with those who don’t know You and help me to shine my light. In Jesus name, amen.
Easter Blessings & Prayers Over Others
May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.Psalm 115:15 NIV
Easter Blessing for Friends and Family in Christ
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.Psalm 128:2 NIV
Heavenly Father, bless my friends and family in Christ. May they be fruitful and prosperous, abounding in all spiritual blessings, as they honor You this Easter season. Give them clean hands and pure hearts and teach them to put Jesus above all things. Amen.
Easter Prayers for Those Who Need Salvation
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.Romans 10:9 NIV
Lord, I pray for ____________ to be saved. You know that they need you in their life. I pray this Easter they would declare that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe that you raised Him from the dead. I ask that you would give me boldness and wisdom to share with them and a perseverance in prayer for them. Amen.
Easter Blessing for Those in Need
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”Acts 20:35 NIV
Lord Jesus, at Easter, we are reminded of how much we have in you. We have all our needs spiritual, physical, and emotional taken care of because you are our God. Thank you for that. Please bless those in need. Show me how to be your hands and feet to those in need. Help me to be strong for the weak, to stand up for the oppressed, and be generous in giving to the poor. Amen.
Easter Blessings Over My Enemies
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.Romans 12:14 NIV
Lord, at Easter, we are reminded that you died for your enemies. We are reminded that you lived and died to bless others. Help me to bless and pray for my enemies. I pray that ________ will have their eyes opened to the truth of your word. I ask that my words, thoughts, and actions toward them will be of peace and honor. Amen.