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Easter - Entombed - Yet a Power Greater Than Us


Easter: Break Open My Tomb, Lord

Lord of Easter promise, I live in Faith of the Resurrection, but such is the nature of my Faith, that so much of me remains entombed. Come, Lord, Break open the tomb.

1.     Where I have buried my love for God due to my materialistic approach: come, Lord, break open the tomb.
2.     Where I have buried my life of prayer due to lack of regularity and interest, come, Lord, break open the tomb.

3.     Where I have buried the need for silence and contemplation due to the overuse of social media and socializing, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
4.     Where I have buried my faith because I allowed myself to be influenced by others, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
5.     Where I have buried your gift of sharing your word and teaching because of my lack of effort, creativity and reflection on your word and the subjects, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
6.     Where I have buried my enthusiasm and interest for mission because people once criticized or ridiculed me about my language or style, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
7.     Where I have buried a sense of the mission due to my lack of discernment and interest, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
8.     Where I have buried my desire for forgiveness and reconciliation due to my carelessness and indifference, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
9.     Where I have buried the need for a disciplined Christian life due to my over-indulgence in alcohol and pleasures, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
10.  Where I have buried my trustworthiness because of my betrayals, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
11.  Where I have buried my compassion due to my pharisaic attitudes: come, Lord, break open the tomb.
12.  Where I have buried my sense of mercy due to my ideologies and my quick anger: come, Lord, break open the tomb.
13.  Where I have buried my sense of humanity due to my legalistic mind set: come, Lord, break open the tomb.
14.  Where I have buried my sense of joy due to my lack of openness to others: come, Lord, break open the tomb.
15.  Where I have buried my willingness to forgive due to my judging and stubborn mindset: come, Lord, break open the tomb.
16.  Where I have buried my talents because I thought no one encouraged or appreciated me, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
17.  Where I have buried my reputation because of my uncontrolled emotions and impulsiveness, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
18.  Where I have buried my good name because of inordinate relationships and affairs, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
19.  Where I have buried my good future because of irresponsible decisions and choices, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
20.  Where I have buried my health because of my bad eating and exercise habits, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
21.  Where I have buried your gift of leadership because of my lack of vision, planning and habits for consultation and cooperation, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
22.  Where I have buried the gift of acceptance because of my lack of humility and listening habits, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
23.  Where I have buried my sense of accountability due to my manipulative and imprudent ways, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
24.  Where I have buried my openness to people due to my prejudices and narrow-mindedness, come, Lord, break open the tomb.
25.  Where I have buried the need for sacrifice and penance as being a Christian due to my desire for comfort and convenience, come, Lord, break open the tomb.

But you stand in a power greater than yourself.

In every moment of life, including the moments when I am trapped, a voice says:
There is a power greater than myself who will show me the way.
There is a power greater than myself that will tell me I am not alone.
There is a power greater than myself that will lift me up.

Lord, in you, I have found a Savior no grave can withstand.
Help me roll away this stone and find the miracle of a new life,
That I may live more fully in your grace. In Jesus’ name. AMEN

Be witnesses to the Resurrection of Christ. Amen.