Days 1-12: Devotional Journey to Easter
“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die …. ‘” John 11:25-26
At Only By Prayer, we invite you to join us for our 12-day journey to Easter. Starting Wednesday, March 25, we’ll post a short devotion every morning that will encourage you to pray, reflect, and prepare your hearts for Easter Sunday. Although the devotions will only take minutes to read, we think they will linger with you throughout the day, inviting you to draw closer to God.
Be sure to check our home page for the newest post each day. We’d love to hear your thoughts about how God is working in your life, so feel free to comment at the end of each entry.
1. an annual Christian festival in commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox, as calculated according to tables based in Western churches on the Gregorian calendar and in Orthodox churches on the Julian calendar.
2. Also called Easter Sunday; the day on which this festival is celebrated.
3. the Easter season; the week following Easter.
As we look forward to Easter, we ask that you help us to slow down and ready our hearts to listen to what you have for us in this season. May we not take Jesus’ sacrifice lightly, but remember all He has done so that we can have eternal life. In His holy name, Amen.
easter. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/easter (accessed: March 23, 2015).
Danielle Lewis says
Prayers my daughter’s Erica, Shana, Courtney, Mariah, Alexis. .give there lives too Jesus..
We pray that Danielle’s daughters would decide to give their hearts and lives to Jesus. Thank you for Danielle, who desires and longs for her children to follow you. Give Danielle wisdom and perseverance to continually seek Your will for her children. May all her household become saved. No weapon forged against her shall prosper,
In Jesus Holy Name,
Jane VanOsdol says
We’ll pray for your sweet daughters.
Lord, we pray for Erica, Shana, Courtney, Mariah, and Alexis that they will give their lives to you. May they hear and answer the call the Holy Spirit puts on their lives. Help them to tune in to your voice. Protect them from the enemy — from bad decisions, poor choices, and dangerous company. Surround them with believers we pray, in Jesus’ name. Amen.