Prayer for the Week

Sunday 21 April (Easter Day)

Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels!
Exult, all creation around God's throne!
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!
Sound the trumpet of salvation!

Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendour,
Radiant in the brightness of your King!
Christ has conquered! Glory fills you!
Darkness vanishes for ever!

On this holy night all evil is dispelled,
Guilt is washed away, and peace restored.
So we are reconciled with God.

Alleluia!

From the ancient ‘Exsultet’ (literally ‘Rejoice!) used in the Easter Vigil Service

Sunday 14 April (Palm Sunday)

Jesus, what have you not suffered,
what have you not given for us?
We can never comprehend you,
but we can love you
and wonder
at the depths of the darkness
which you entered,
and the cost of the love
which you would not betray.

Angela Ashwin