5 Best Easter Prayers to Celebrate This Holy Day

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Easter day is all about the resurrection of Jesus Christ which reminds us that God makes all things new. Easter prayers are a practical way to show thanks and praise to God for the new life and eternal salvation offered to us through his grace and mercy. Is a simple way to worship God and experience the joy and blessings of a grateful heart and season. 

While it’s easy to forget the real reason for the Easter holiday, let’s take a moment to put aside the easter bunny, egg hunts, and baskets filled with goodies and remember the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus and his resurrection from the grave.

Here are some 5 favourite Easter prayers to use around the family dinner table, for a personal recommitment of your faith in Jesus, and reflection throughout the Holy Week including Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Easter Sunday Prayer

Lord God, you loved this world so much that you gave your one and only Son, that we might be called your children too (John 3.16). Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace of Easter Sunday, every day. Let us have hearts of thankfulness for your sacrifice. Let us have eyes that look upon your grace and rejoice in our salvation. Help us to walk in that mighty grace and tell your good news to the world. All for your glory do we pray, Lord… Amen.

A Prayer to Receive Jesus

Almighty Father, thank You for the gift of Your forgiveness, for binding up my brokenness. Forgive me for the ways I try to “help” you save and fix me. Help me to simply receive what you have done for me on the Cross. “Simply” receiving sometimes isn’t so simple. Give me the strength to be still and receive Your mercy and grace at this moment.

Forgive me for walking through life without the joy that Jesus died to fill my heart. Help me to find you in the hard moments of life, and remember the comfort and truth of your promises during seasons of suffering. Jesus, always guide me. Who I am becoming is no secret, you formed us in our mother’s womb, came down to earth to save, love, and show us how to live. May we chase after you all of our days, and experience the rich and irreplaceable peace that allows us to overcome… walk victoriously…and hold onto hope through the Savior who saves completely… Amen.

Good Friday Prayer

Dear God, Jesus cried out to you on the cross, “Why have you forsaken me?” You seemed so far from his cry and his distress. Those who stood at the foot of the cross wondered where you were, as they saw Jesus being mocked, shamed, and killed. Where were you then? Lord God, we, too, ask where you are, when there is trouble and suffering and death, and we cry out to you for help. Be near to us, and save us so that we may praise you for our deliverance.

Lord God, we wait, on Friday, for the resurrection of Sunday and sometimes our lives seem a succession of Fridays and we cannot see what is “Good.” Teach us to call your name as Jesus did. Make us trust in you like little children. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Easter Dinner Prayer (A Grace Prayer Before A Meal)

Lord, as we gather together as family and friends we invite you once again into our lives. May the hope of your resurrection colour our days. May the promise of your spirit working in us light up our lives. May the love you revealed to us shape our giving. May the truth in your word guide our journeys, And may the joy of your kingdom fill our homes. As we gather together underneath the banner of your life,

We thank you for all the wonderful food that we can now enjoy And celebrate your glorious resurrection. Visit our home and this table with Your bright blessing of peace and life. We pause amid this prayer to remember all the holy dead of our family who live now in You and who await the final and glorious resurrection of the dead. May they and we, because of our faith in You, our God, taste in the victory of life over death. May the Risen Christ, our Lord, and Savior, be our guest as we celebrate His resurrection with this Easter Sunday dinner. Bless those whose work to prepare this meal has truly been a work of prayer, and bless all of us who shall share it with Easter love and joy. May You, then, bless this table and this food, and each of us in Your holy name. Amen.

Resurrection Prayer

Dear God, thank you that you make all things new. Thank you for the victory and power in your name. Thank you that you hold the keys over death, that by your might, Jesus was raised from the grave, paving the way for us to have a new life with you. Thank you that you had planned, that you made a way. We confess our need for you, fresh and new again. We ask that you renew our hearts, minds, and lives, for the days ahead.

Keep your words of truth planted firm within us, help us to keep focused on what is pure and right, give us the power to be obedient to your word. And when the enemy reminds us where we have been, hissing his lies and attacks our way, we trust that your voice speaks louder and stronger, reminding us we are safe with you and that your purposes and plans will not fail. We ask that you will be our defense and rear guard, keeping our way clear, removing the obstacles, and covering the pitfalls. Lord, lead us on your level ground.

Shine your light in us, through us, over us. May we make a difference in this world, for your glory and purposes. Set you way before us. May all your plans succeed. We may reflect your peace and hope to a world that so desperately needs your presence and healing. Thanks are to you God, for your indescribable gift! To you be glory and honour, on this Resurrection Day, and forever, In Jesus’ name, Amen.


As you celebrate this Easter and more easter seasons to come keep this selection of reflective prayers close to you to serve as reminders for why we rejoice at this time of year. And while you decorate Easter eggs and Easter baskets for the littles, let these prayers be part of the celebration too. You can as well share these prayers with your kids so that you can teach them that the Christian holiday means more than hunting for eggs and eating candy. These top Easter prayers will make a meaningful addition to your family’s Easter day.