He is Risen!

“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me” (Matthew 28:1-10).




Prayer Points

Praise God for the liberality of his love. Give thanks for the ways that he has blessed you. Confess any attempts you have made to meet your needs or the needs of others in your own strength. Commit yourself to a lifestyle of generosity as you handle your personal finances and assets. Ask God to keep your motives pure as you have opportunity to help others (Mt. 6:1).

Ask God to meet the needs of your family or friends who are experiencing a lack of physical necessities.

Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend.