For Easter Sunday


Loving Lord,

You have risen with healing in your wings!

You, our God, have once again spoken, this time by a Son …
Father, forgive them …
Father, into your hands …
It has been accomplished!

Then, on the third day, and the first day of the new creation, another Big Bang, as the second ADAM rises up, calls forth a redeemed humanity from their graves, re-minted after the Likeness. You have blessed them and now tell them to be fruitful and multiply across the face of the earth.

You give us authority to tend and care and rebirth a world to its very good beginnings and beyond; to tread on ancient but not eternal serpents, to enter the labor pains that bring morning-joy, and welcome the willing to Shalom’s new day.

You, Lord Jesus, are Risen indeed. You are the resurrection and the life, and the only true way. Let us, Loving Lord, now alive forever more, walk faithfully and powerfully in our Messiah’s ways. Let today’s Easter celebrations become epi-centers of Kingdom movements to the ends of the earth, in your mighty name, Amen!


Published by David Kendall

Reverend David W. Kendall, an ordained elder in the Great Plains Conference, was elected to the office of bishop of the Free Methodist Church in May 2005. He serves as overseer of East Michigan, Gateway, Great Plains, Mid-America, North Central, North Michigan, Ohio, Southern Michigan, Wabash, African Area Annual Conferences; and Coordinator of oversight for the World Ministries Center.

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