Easter Prayer

O God,
you gave your only Son to the death of the Cross for our redemption,
and by his glorious resurrection
you delivered us from the power of the enemy.
Teach us to die to sin daily,
that we may forever live with him
in the joy of his resurrection;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Gregory the Great

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953

For the World

Almighty and eternal God,
you are the brightness of the faithful.
You have made this day holy
by the first-fruits of the chosen Gentiles.
Fill the world with your glory
and show yourself by the radiance of your light
to the nations that are subject to you;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Source: Gregory the Great
Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Early Church, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1953

For Forgiveness

O God,
your nature and property
is always to have mercy and to forgive.
Receive our humble petitions.
Even though we may be tied and bound with the chain of our sins,
let your great pity and mercy loose us;
for the honor of Jesus Christ, our Mediator, and Advocate. Amen.

Source: Gregory the Great

Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1954