EChurch@Wartburg: Wade Burleson: Easter: 4.03.21

Easter Prayer ofΒ St. Hippolytus (AD 190-236)

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
Amen

An Easter Prayer link

From the darkness of the grave
Blood poured out, a crown of thorns
Christ the Lord is risen to-day
ALL: Alleluia!

From the triumph that is won
Over the power and fear of death
Christ the Lord is risen to-day
ALL: Alleluia!

Walking from the empty tomb
Opening wide the gates of life
Christ the Lord is risen to-day
ALL: Alleluia!

Lord of life
You defeated death
To show that we can rise
From all that binds us to the world
Pride, envy, anger, fear
The debt of sin that holds us here
Christ the Lord is risen to-day
ALL: Alleluia!

Lord of life
You defeated death
To demonstrate a love that is
Beyond our understanding
That reaches out even to me
Saving Grace to all who hear
Christ the Lord is risen to-day
ALL: Alleluia!

Lord of life
We pray for all who bring your word of life
As a light to those in darkness
For those who bring your word of peace
To those enslaved by fear
For those who bring your word of love
To those in need of comfort
Lord of love and Lord of peace
Lord of resurrection life
Be known
Through our lives
and through your power
Christ the Lord is risen to-day
ALL: Alleluia!

Prayer from the earliest Christians -1 Clement (c. 96) link

We ask you, Master, be our helper and defender.
Rescue those of our number in distress; raise up the fallen;
assist the needy; heal the sick; turn back those of your people who stray;
feed the hungry; release our captives; revive the weak; encourage those who lose heart.
Let all the nations realize that you are the only God, that Jesus Christ is your Child,
and that we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.
Amen

Wade’s Easter Sermon 2019 begins at mark 31:24

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I cannot post last week’s sermon. Therefore, I have posted this sermon from 2 years ago. The sermon begins at mark 31:45. Sorry for the pagination problems.

 

Easter Benediction link

My brothers and sisters!
May the joy of resurrection
and the hope of Easter
fill your hearts and minds this whole year.
Come Lord Jesus!

Comments

EChurch@Wartburg: Wade Burleson: Easter: 4.03.21 — 4 Comments

  1. The mysterious Hippolytus – widely read in his day, but no one knew who he was or where he ministered! The prayer of Clement I recognize from the close of Evensong – now I know why it has the ring of antiquity!

  2. d4v1d,

    A couple of years ago, I did the history of prayer in the early church and had everyone use prayers through the Middle Ages. I love stuff like this. I used to teach church history since it was something I really liked to read about and knew more than the average Christian. It has blessed me to no end. I keep doing reading on these early church leaders.

    So glad you liked this! I feel a bit less alone.