Wednesday 31st March – Tuesday 6th April
‘…For since it was a man who brought death into the world, a man also brought resurrection of the dead. As in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be brought to life…’ (1 Corinthians 15, verses 21 – 22).
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son; endless is the victory, thou o’er death hast won;
angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay.
Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son, Endless is the vict’ry, thou o’er death hast won.
Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb; Lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
let the Church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.
No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life;
life is naught without thee; aid us in our strife;
make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love:
bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above.
During this week, which embraces both the Death & the Resurrection of Jesus, please pray for,
- All those whom we know who have experienced bereavement since last Easter…
- All those for whom the Easter season is a reminder of loved ones no longer with us…
- Those places in the world for whom life is ‘cheap’. Where violent death is routine, unremarkable, barely noticed, soon forgotten. & For those people bought and sold into slavery, trafficked, pimped out, easily disposed of…
- All those, who quietly yet determinedly, wherever they are, whoever they are, whatever they might be doing, confront the forces of evil, terror, death and the grave, for the love of God’s sake, in the name of Christ, & in the power of the Holy Spirit…
‘…The sting of death is sin, and sin gains its power from the law. But thanks be to God. He gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear friends, stand firm and immovable, and work for the Lord always. Work without limit, since you know that in the Lord your labour cannot be lost…’ (1 Corinthians 15, verses 56 – 58).