24 Powerful Easter Prayers to Honor the Resurrection of Christ

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A collection of Easter prayers that will inspire you on Resurrection day. They will help you draw closer to Jesus and celebrate all He’s done. 

Easter prayers

Easter is one of those holidays I hold dear to my heart. It’s a time to celebrate and give thanks to the Lord for His death and resurrection. 

And what better way to do that then in prayer! In this article we will explore 17 prayers you can use to inspire your prayer time during the easter holiday. You can also share these prayers with others to encourage them. 

The prayers below are either written by yours truly, or the author will be mentioned below the prayer. You can click on the author’s name for more information on them. 

Since their are quiet a few easter prayers I thought it would be helpful to have a table of content. This way you can click to the section you feel led. 

But before you do that I do want to encourage you to check out the Easter Prayer Points. Written prayers can be powerful if they come from a heartfelt place within you. Otherwise you are just reciting someone else’s words to the Lord. 

The Lord desires for you to be real with Him. With the prayer points I will go over different thing you can pray about during easter. This is more of an organic approach then to just written easter prayers. 

General Easter Prayers 

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. — Book of Common Prayer

May the glory
and the promise
of this joyous time of year
bring peace
and happiness to you
and those you hold most dear.

And may Christ,
Our Risen Saviour,
always be there by your side
to bless you
most abundantly
and be your loving guide.

– Author Unknown

Draw us forth, God of all creation.
Draw us forward and away from limited certainty
into the immense world of your love.
Give us the capacity to even for a moment
taste the richness of the feast you give us.
Give us the peace to live with uncertainty,
with questions,
with doubts.
Help us to experience the resurrection anew
with open wonder and an increasing ability
to see you in the people of Easter.

– Author Unknown

Christ the Lord is risen today. Alleluia! Earth and heaven say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, you heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia! —Charles Wesley

How blessed is this day, when earth and heaven are joined and humankind is reconciled to God! —The Book of Common Prayer

Draw us forth, God of all creation.
Draw us forward and away from limited certainty
into the immense world of your love.
Give us the capacity to even for a moment
taste the richness of the feast you give us.
Give us the peace to live with uncertainty,
with questions,
with doubts.
Help us to experience the resurrection anew
with open wonder and an increasing ability
to see you in the people of Easter.

– Author Unknown

Ancient Easter Prayers

ancient easter prayers

Christ is Risen: The world below lies desolate. Christ is Risen: The spirits of evil are fallen. Christ is Risen: The angels of God are rejoicing. Christ is Risen: The tombs of the dead are empty. Christ is Risen indeed from the dead, the first of the sleepers, Glory and power are his forever and ever. — St. Hippolytus

Dear Lord Jesus Christ, by Your radiant and magnificent resurrection, You broke the bonds of death and rose from the grave as a conqueror. You reconciled Heaven and earth. Our life had no hope of eternal happiness before You redeemed us. Your resurrection has washed away our sins, restored our innocence, and brought us joy. How inestimable is the tenderness of Your love! — Saint Gregory the Great

Merciful, holy and faithful Lord Jesus Christ,
you died for our sins
and were raised for our justification,
in view of your resurrection,
we ask that you would awaken us also
from the grave of our sins and iniquities,
and grant us your grace
that we may partake
in your resurrection
at the final resurrection of all the dead. – St. Augustine

O Christ,
true Redeemer of the world,
when the angel rolled away the stone from the tomb
you triumphed over death in power
and you first announced your resurrection
to faithful women who eagerly sought you.
Deliver us from all weakness,
take away from our mouth
any ‘stone’ which would prevent
our confessing your name,
and grant that we may always delight in your service,
and loving you with increasing fervor,
may receive your eternal comfort. – Mozarabic, 7th century

O Lord Jesus Christ,
by your glorious resurrection,
you appeared alive and immortal to your disciples and faithful followers,
stayed with and taught them for forty days,
and showed them many infallible proofs,
speaking about the Kingdom of God,
and comforted them and assured them of your actual resurrection,
removing all doubt from their hearts.

O Lord,
grant that we may be numbered among those
chosen by God to be witnesses of your resurrection,
not only by word of mouth,
but in actions and truth,
for your honor and glory;
with the Father and the Holy Spirit
you live and reign as one God,
now and forever. – Ludolph of Saxony

Easter Dinner Prayers

Easter dinner prayers

Precious Jesus, we glorify and give thanks to You. You are alive and sitting at the right hand of the Father. Let our hearts draw close to you this Easter as we join together in this meal. We pray that you bless it and bless the hands that have prepared it. In Jesus mighty name, Amen and Amen. 

Heavenly Father, we ask you to bless all those here with us. And we ask that as we fellowship and join together to celebrate this Easter dinner that you wonderful God would draw us closer to your son Jesus. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus mighty name, Amen and Amen. 

As we gather today to enjoy this Easter meal. I ask you Lord to watch over us, to bless us, and keep us in your ways. Shine Your face upon us and give us peace. In Jesus mighty name, Amen and Amen. 

Thank you, Jesus for all you have done for us. Thank you for the reason why we celebrate Easter. Bless this gathering and food. Let our heart’s give you praise today. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.

Easter Blessing Prayer

Today I celebrate the resurrection of Christ. So, Lord ask that you would draw me closer to You and that You would bless me. That I would fully understand and grasp everything you did on Calvary. In Jesus mighty name, Amen and Amen. 

Heavenly Father! I give you praise and honor for this Easter holiday. Thank you for sending you wonderful son, Jesus. I ask that you would bless me and bless my family. That we would be ones that give you glory all the days of our lives. That we would be walking examples of the power of Your resurrection. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.

I bless You, Lord! For You are good and full of compassion. You have risen and sit at the right hand of the Father. Pour out your blessing on your Church this Easter. Let Your children experience Your love in a deeper way and let the world experience Your power to save.In Jesus mighty name, Amen.

Want to share Easter blessings with others? Check out 34 Beautiful Easter Blessings To Celebrate Jesus {With Images}

Easter Prayers and Poems 

Easter prayers and poems

“May the glad dawn
Of Easter morn
Bring joy to thee.
May the calm eve
Of Easter leave
A peace divine with thee.
May Easter night
On thine heart write,
O Christ, I live for thee!” –Anonymous

“It is finished”
words of agony from Jesus’ lips

“It is finished”
no greater love will again eclipse.

“It is finished”
these words aloud Jesus said
and for the sins of everyone
His soul hemorrhage and bled.

“It is finished”
but, what really had just begun
was that grace and forgiveness
were freely given by God’s Son.

“It is finished”
but, for you it can be a new start
if you repent now of your sin”and give Jesus your whole heart.

“It is finished”
Jesus died so that you’d be free
let His death on  Calvary’s cross
take your soul to its knees.

“It is finished”
but, it’s not the end of the story
not until the day all of mankind
stands before God’s in all His glory.

“It is finished”
words of hope from Jesus’ lips
“It is finished”
don’t let His love for you eclipse!

Deborah Ann Belka

My Redeemer lives,
He is alive and well
for in my heart . . .
His Spirit now dwells.
He loves me with,
such a deep affection
His death the epitome
of mercy’s perfection.

My Redeemer lives,
my faith in Him I place
He gave His life for mine
saved me with His grace.
His joy is everlasting,
it is mine now to claim
for He forgives my sin
when I call on His name.

My Redeemer lives,
He is alive in me today . . .
to His Father in Heaven
He is the true pathway!

Deborah Ann Belka

Short Easter Prayers 

Short easter prayer

Today, Lord we come before you asking that this Easter would be one causes our hearts to swell up with Your love. That we would be an extension of your hand to this world and a reminder that you are alive and working in the earth. In Jesus mighty name, amen. 

Lord, thank you that “It Is Finished!” That you have completed everything on the cross and resurrection. You now rule and reign! You deserve all honor and praise! Praise you, Lord! In Jesus mighty name, amen. 

Lord Jesus, I thank you that today is Easter. Let my heart embrace everything you have done in your death and resurrection. In Jesus name, amen!

Heavenly Father, may you take this Easter Day and draw me near to You. That the eyes of my heart might be enlightened. In Jesus mighty name, amen. 

Thank you, Lord for what Easter represents to me. Let my life be a representative of your love, power, and goodness. In Jesus name, amen. 

Prayer Points for Easter

I always encourage my readers that no matter the prayers you read throughout Think About Such Things it’s far better to pray straight from your heart. I like reading prayers and inspiration and stir up my faith during times of prayer and devotion. 

Remember prayer doesn’t have to be eloquent or poetic to gain God’s attention. God wants a heart that is real and raw. We see this throughout the Bible. 

So, in this section we will explore some prayer points for Easter. 

Easter Prayer Point #1 – Thanksgiving

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. – John 11:25

Easter is a time of reflection and praise for all Christ has done for us. So, take some time to give God thanks. Thank Him for being willing to go to the cross. Thank Him for enduring the sins of the world so we could have eternal life. Thank Him for rising from the dead and taking the keys back. 

Easter should be filled with thanksgiving to the Lord! 

Easter Prayer Point #2 – Transformation 

And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. – Romans 8:11

I love what Romans 8:11 says…the SAME Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is in YOU! How amazing is that!? Pray saints that the Holy Spirit would transform your heart and mind to be more like Christ. Pray for Him to resurrect anything 

Easter Prayer Point #3 – The Body of Christ 

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;  – Colossians 1:9-10

During this Easter holiday lift up your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. You can do this personally as those you know in your local church or you can pray generally for all Christians.

Pray for them to experience the power of the resurrection of Christ in their life. That they would walk in the fullness of all that Jesus has done for them. 

Easter Prayer Point #4 – The Lost 

to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me. – Acts 26:18

It’s because of His death and resurrection that we are saved! Pray for those you know who don’t know the Lord. Pray for their salvation that they may fully grasp what Easter is all about and embrace Jesus into their hearts as their Lord and Savior.

More on Easter

If you would like to explore more religious Easter posts. Then please check out my posts below. 


Easter is powerful holiday and a time we should devout to prayer. And my desire is that these Easter prayers have blessed you and inspired you do go deeper with the Lord. I hope you have a wonderful and truly blessed Easter this year!

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