Easter 2020

He is Risen! Happy Easter

Watch our Easter Day service 

Use our specially recorded Compline (Night Prayer) for Easter.

When we celebrate Easter each year we are reminded of the love God has for each of us. Jesus Christ, his only Son, died on the cross, was buried, and on the third day He rose again to bring hope to the world. The Bible tells us that God loves us, no matter who we are or if we have gone our own way.

Easter this year, for many of us, feels very different as we are not able to celebrate this great festival together in our local Churches. But the hope of Easter is still there for us even if we cannot also celebrate it in the company of our families and friends.

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.  (Isaiah 41:13).

Compline (Night Prayer) for the season of Easter

Pray along with Nick daily using this recorded Service of Compline for Easter.

Easter Intercessions

One of the symbols of new life is an egg and so we offer our Easter prayers in the joy and hope that new life can bring.

Eggs are a symbol of new life.  We give thanks for the signs we see of new life around us in our gardens.  We pray for those who have no gardens or open spaces around them.

We pray to the Father: hear our prayer.

Around the world.  We pray for all those around our world who are not only suffering from coronavirus but also from the lack of water to keep themselves safe. 

We pray to the Father: hear our prayer.

Support.  We pray for the support groups in our villages, for all they are doing to help us.  We pray you will keep them safe as they support us. We pray for the support of all carers, NHS staff, postpeople, shop assistants, delivery drivers etc(I am sure you can add more!)

We pray to the Father: hear our prayer.

Time. We know this is a difficult time for many.  We pray for all who are troubled at this time, for those who are worrying about the future, for those who find it hard not seeing their families and loved ones.

We pray for those who we know who are sick, for those undergoing tests, for those who are hungry, or homeless or feel no one cares about them.

We pray to the Father: hear our prayer.

Everyone.  Everyone is special and loved by God.  We pray for our families, our friends and all we love and care for.

We pray to the Father: hear our prayer.

Remember.  We remember today the resurrection of Jesus, and that he is now with us wherever we are. We remember also all those we have lived and see no more.  

We pray to the Father: hear our prayer.

Easter Prayers

E is for Easter, with us again
A is for angels, near the tomb
S is for the stone, which was rolled away
T is for the tomb, found empty that day
E is for the early morning, the women were glad
R is for the risen Lord, no need to be sad

Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

A YoYo (York Schools and Youth Trust) video on the theme of Easter (10 mins). Through games, questions and discussion, Louise helps convey why Easter is an important time of the year for Christians in a fun and engaging manner. 

What is Easter all about?

Links to more Easter worship resources 

More prayers and worship resources you can use at home. 

Holy Week Services - what are they all about?

Story of the Three Trees

More Easter Resources

Holy Week 2020