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25 Short Easter Prayers To Give Thanks This Holy Day

Written by: Vera

Let us thank the Lord through an Easter prayer or two for Jesus’ finished work on the cross that gave us the gift of eternal life.

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When we think of Easter, images of Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs, and baskets adorned with symbolic Easter colors flash through my mind. I think most of us can relate that this day sparks joy in us. There are just so many fun activities to do and food to enjoy with our friends, loved ones, and family. All of this is because we are celebrating the resurrection of Christ, our King. It is indeed the day that the Lord has made that’s why we have a wonderful reason to rejoice. May we not forget to thank the Lord through an Easter prayer or two for Jesus’ finished work on the cross that gave us the gift of eternal life.

For it is written in the Bible, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26) It is so comforting to know that the God we adore and worship is alive!

Let us come humbled in front of our Lord with a heart of thanksgiving and gratitude. Ask yourselves: What are you thankful for this Easter? What are the things you’re praying and believing for? As you reflect, may this Easter bring you hope of a new day, a new heart, and a new life. Let us offer our hearts and requests to God through these prayers for Easter Sunday.

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Easter Prayers of Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Come celebrate this day and rejoice over Easter blessings through these Easter prayers of thanksgiving and gratitude.

1. A Thanksgiving Easter Prayer for Receiving Freedom in Christ

Jesus, we thank You for the sacrifice You made on the cross. Because of You, we are no longer bound to sin. Thank You that we no longer fear death and eternal separation from You because of what You’ve done for us. Thank You for making us righteous before You. We are grateful for Your grace and this incomparable gift. Thank You, God. Amen.

John 8:36 “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed”.

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2. A Thanksgiving Easter Prayer for the Gift of Salvation and Eternal Life

This Easter prayer is to thank the Lord for giving us the hope for eternal life with Him.

Dear God, thank You for loving us so much that You gave Your one and only Son, Jesus, to save us from sin and death. Thank You because I now have hope for eternal life by accepting Him as my Lord and Savior. You’ve given me the greatest gift I could ever receive, and I offer You my sincere gratitude. Thank You, Lord. Amen.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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3. A Thanksgiving Easter Prayer for God’s Forgiveness

Let us offer an Easter prayer of gratitude to God for being so forgiving and merciful to us.

Lord, thank You that by Your amazing grace, You forgive me for my sins when I confess them to You and repent. Thank You that by the blood of Jesus, I can come before You and receive Your forgiveness. Despite my brokenness and shortcomings, Your mercy still overflows. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Luke 23:34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” 

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4. A Thanksgiving Prayer for God’s Unconditional Love

Here is an Easter prayer of thanksgiving to show our gratitude for God’s unconditional love for us.

Lord Jesus, I cannot thank You enough for the unconditional love You show me every day. Thank You for making the ultimate sacrifice to save me because of that love. Thank You for loving me despite my sinful nature and disobedience. May I always remember that I am Your beloved, and in Your eyes, I am valued. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Romans 5:8 God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

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5. A Thanksgiving  Prayer for We are Made Righteous Through Christ

Let us lift to the Lord an Easter prayer of gratitude that through our faith in Jesus Christ, we are now made righteous with God.

Jesus, thank You for because of Your atoning sacrifice on the cross, I am now declared righteous before God. I know that I cannot produce this righteousness on my own. It is only You who can do that. For that, Lord, I am grateful to receive Your love, grace, and mercy. I will continue to put my faith in You as a response to this love You have shown me. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Romans 3:22 The righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction. 

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Easter Prayers of Rejoicing and Celebration

What a day for us to rejoice and celebrate! Let us express our joy over Christ’s triumph through these Easter prayers.

6. An Easter Prayer to Celebrate Christ’s Resurrection

As we rejoice in Christ’s resurrection, let us lift an Easter prayer to celebrate this wonderful day.

Dear Lord, I want to thank You for Christ’s resurrection. I want to celebrate Him not only today but every day. Because He lives, I can stay hopeful even amid troubles. I know that my faith and trust are not in vain, for Jesus is alive. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

1 Peter 1:3 In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

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7. A Prayer To Celebrate Our Victory in Christ

Let’s offer this Easter prayer of celebration and gratitude for the victory over sin and death that Christ has given us.

Lord Jesus, today I rejoice in your triumph over death, and I would continually rejoice over it. Your victory is indeed my victory too. Because of this, I know I can always win whatever battle life brings because You’ve already won the most significant battle I could ever face, which is eternal death. Thank You for being my hope and light, Jesus. Amen.

1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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8. An Easter Prayer to Rejoice Because Death Has Lost Its Sting

Let us rejoice by lifting this prayer for Easter that death has lost its sting because of Christ’s victory.

Jesus, death indeed has no hold on You, and what a joy that we could celebrate it today. Because of Your sacrifice and resurrection, we too can live. Thank you for taking away the sting of death and for empowering us. I am deeply grateful for Your love, grace, and mercy. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Romans 6:9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.

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Easter Prayers for Spiritual Renewal and Revival

Easter brings us hope of renewed heart and spirit. Let us seek God through these Easter Sunday prayers to create a pure heart and renew a steadfast spirit in us.

9. For a Renewed Heart

As we rejoice and celebrate, let us offer a prayer for Easter for a renewed heart so the Lord can purify and sanctify us.

Jesus, Your resurrection indeed reassures us that You make all things new. As I celebrate the gift of a new beginning after You triumph over sin and death, I also pray for a renewed heart. Purify me and if there’s anything in me that doesn’t glorify You, show it to me so I can change. Remind me, Lord, that in You, the old me is gone, and the new has come. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

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10. For Spiritual Revival

It is the best time to lift an Easter prayer of spiritual revival to rekindle our faith and passion for serving God.

Jesus, thank You for You’ve shown us through Your sacrifice on the cross what it means to love and serve. Today, I pray, Lord, for You to set a fire within my soul that I would also have the same kind of love and passion in serving and following You. Renew the right spirit within me to live by Your Spirit. Guide me and mold me, Lord.  Restore me so that I may live in Your presence and be more and more like you.  So, help me, God. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Hosea 6:2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day,  he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.

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11. To Recommit Myself to Christ

Here is a prayer for Easter where we commit to Christ as our response to His unconditional love and grace.

Dear God, thank You for loving me so much that You sent Your beloved Son to save me from my sins. Thank You for allowing me to be adopted into Your family through Christs’ finished work on the cross. I admit that I am a sinner who needs a Savior, and I repent of all my sins. Today I commit my life to Jesus and give my word to follow him as my Lord and Savior. Thank You, God. Amen. 

Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

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12. To Serve the Lord with All My Heart

Here is our easter prayer to God, surrendering our hearts and lives to serve Him as Jesus so willingly served us with His life, death, and resurrection too.

Dear Jesus, today I commit to serving You with all my heart, soul, strength, and spirit. I can do so because You loved and served us first with Your life, death, and resurrection. I pray to have a heart like Yours and for my life to reflect Your light. Guide me and direct me, Jesus. Amen.

John 12:26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. 

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Prayers for Boldness and Courage to Proclaim the Gospel

For many of us, sharing the Gospel is not easy for fear of rejection. Let us ask the Lord’s help for courage and boldness to do our part in advancing His kingdom by sharing the Good News with others.

13. A Prayer for Boldness to Proclaim the Gospel to My Family

Sometimes, it’s the closest people we find challenging to share the Gospel. Let’s offer up an Easter prayer for the Lord to give us the boldness and courage to share the Good News with our family.

Father, I am profoundly grateful and honored to be called Your child through Jesus’ sacrifice and finished work on the cross. I know that as believers, You’ve called us to go and make disciples and that our first ministry is our family. I pray to have the courage and boldness to share the Gospel with my loved ones this Easter. Remind me that they, too, need a Savior and need to know about the Good News of salvation through Christ. Lead me and guide me, Lord. Amen.

Joshua 24:15 But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.

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14. A Prayer for Courage to Spread the Good News to My Friends

Many of us find it challenging to share the Gospel for fear of being rejected. Here is an Easter prayer to seek God’s help in boldness and courage to proclaim the Good News to others.

Lord Jesus, Your resurrection is indeed worth celebrating and remembering, and this Easter is one of the best times to share the Gospel. I pray to have the courage and boldness to share it with my friends and the people with whom I come into contact. Teach me the words to speak and allow me to be Your hands and feet as I reach out to others. Thank You, Lord. Amen.

Mark 16:15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”

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Easter Prayers for Hope and Peace in the World

We are all affected by the chaos happening worldwide, and sometimes it can cause us to get anxious. Let us offer prayers for Easter for world peace and renewed hope and faith as we remember Christ’s power and supremacy.

15. An Easter Prayer for Hope and Faith in Christ

As we remember Christ’s triumph, let’s also remember that in Him, we have hope and that our faith is not in vain.

Lord, thank You for the promise that Easter brings. This day is a beautiful reminder of the victory of Christ, and because of that, we can have hope amid life’s chaos. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to be our light in the dark. I know that my faith is not in vain, for our God is alive. I will continue to trust You, Lord. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

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16. An Easter Prayer for Peace and Unity

Let’s offer an Easter prayer for the peace of Christ to reign all over the world and in our lives.  

Lord, as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus today, I pray that You cover me and the whole world with Your supernatural peace. I know that with You, nothing is impossible. I pray that You bring unity to divided homes and nations. You are the God of restoration and healing, and I know that You can heal even broken relationships. Unite us, oh God, and may You bring peace into this chaotic world. Thank You, Lord. Amen.

Psalm 46:9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire.

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Prayers for The Holy Week

Easter is an excellent time for us to look back and reflect on how the resurrection of Christ impacts our lives and how we are responding to it.

17. A Remembrance Prayer of Christ our Passover

Here is another reflection prayer for Holy week for us to remember how Christ became the Passover Lamb to save us.

Lord, thank You for Your great love that You gave Your Son Jesus to be the sacrificial lamb so You can save us. He was pierced for our transgressions, He bore our sorrows, and He suffered on our behalf. He endured all of that because of His great love for us. Thank You, God, for seeing us worth that sacrifice. Thank You that we are now alive in Christ. May we always be reminded of Your unconditional love, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

1 Corinthians 5:7  For Christ, our Passover lamb has been sacrificed.

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18. An Easter Prayer to Remember Christ’s Love and Sacrifice

Here is a prayer for Easter where we reflect and remember the great exchange on the cross and the most remarkable display of Christ’s love for us.

Jesus, today we remember how you suffered and the pain You had to endure just to save us. Thank you for because of Your great love, You had to bear the hardship that we should’ve been the ones to suffer. Help us not to take Your love and sacrifice for granted. Help us to remember that You are the greatest blessing we could ever receive in this life for what You did for us on the cross. In Your most holy name, I pray, Amen.

Hebrews 10:10  And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

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19. A Prayer for Self-Reflection This Easter

Easter is also one of the best times to self-reflect, asking God to teach us to live our lives according to His purpose.

Lord, thank You that Christ’s triumph on the cross is also our victory. Today, I pray that You show me the right way to live that victorious and abundant life in Christ. I pray for courage to say no to sin and temptation because Jesus has already won that battle for me. Show me the things that I should let go of so I can do more for You. I pray for Your pleasing and perfect will to be done in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Lamentations 3:40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.

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20. A Good Friday Easter Prayer

Here is a Good Friday prayer to remember how Jesus suffered and endured so that He could give us the gift of salvation. Let us reflect on the depth of God’s love through this prayer. 

Dear Lord, today we remember Christ’s pain and suffering on the cross. We remember all that He was willing to go through and endure so that we could gain freedom from sin and death. Thank You that we now have hope for eternal life with You. Help us not take that sacrifice for granted and live a life that glorifies You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

1 Peter 2:24 By his wounds, you have been healed.

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Short Prayers for Easter Sunday

Here are some short easter prayers that we could offer to God as we celebrate this wonderful day.

21. An Easter Sunday Prayer

We can utter a short Easter Sunday prayer to thank the Lord and express our joy.

Lord, this is the day You’ve made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it. Thank You that we can celebrate life because Christ, our King, is alive. Thank You for the hope that this day brings. You are worthy of all praise, Lord. Amen.

Luke 24:6-7 “He is not here; he has risen!”

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22. An Easter Sunday Morning Prayer

Let’s start our day with an Easter morning prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord.

Dear God, today is a beautiful day of rejoicing. Thank You for Your mercies are new every morning, and it is a privilege that we can celebrate today. May Your presence be with us this day and may our hearts be filled with peace, hope, and joy as we celebrate with our loved ones. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Luke 24:1-3 But when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

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23. An Easter Dinner Prayer

As we celebrate with our family and friends, here is an Easter dinner prayer that we can use to say grace for our meal.

Lord, thank You that it is because of Christ’s resurrection that we are able to celebrate today. Thank You for the gift of family and friends. Thank You for providing for our every need and may You bless the food on the table. May we enjoy this food and our fellowship. May our conversations and words be holy and pleasing to You. In Jesus’ name, I pray Amen.

Romans 8:34 Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

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24. A Short Easter Prayer for Kids

Jesus loves children and here is an Easter Sunday prayer that we can guide kids to pray to teach them about His love.

Jesus, thank You for dying on the cross for me and for saving me from my sins. Help me to be good, obedient, and to follow You always. Help me to love others as well by being kind and forgiving. Thank You for loving me so much, Jesus. Amen.

Luke 18:16 Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

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25. A Short Easter Blessing Prayer for Family

Here is a family Easter blessing prayer that we can lift to the Lord to seek His favor and blessing over our loved ones.

Lord, thank You for the gift of family. Thank You that I am able to celebrate Christ’s resurrection with them. I pray that You continue to strengthen our relationship and our bond. May You always be the center of our family. May we love and forgive like You do, Jesus. Thank You, Lord. Amen.

Colossians 3:13 Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

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