“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life He who believes in me will live even though he dies. And whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26
Dearest Lord Jesus, I ask you to cleanse my heart from all sinful desires and dwell there with your eternal peace. I rejoice to know that you have blotted out all my transgressions and reconciled to me with my Father in heaven, that I as his child may seek his face and know that he is full of tender mercies and boundless compassion. I praise you because of the hope that you have brought to my heart. I needn’t be afraid of death and dying because there is no condemnation for those who believe in the saving power of The Cross. To all who are sorrowing let this Easter Day bring the comfort of your promises and a new joy of expectancy as they look forward to the day when they shall be reunited with their loved ones in the eternal glory of heaven. Take full possession of my heart, remove all sin, scatter all doubts, drive away all worries. Let the Holy Spirit give me a love that will not die. Increase in me day after day the desire to follow you to wherever you shall lead me, until I stand before your throne to behold your glory as the risen Lord, and praise you with the saints and angels with an undying and perfect love. Hallelujah. Amen.