The Easter Season is the period that occurs, in the Christian tradition, after the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. It is a time for celebration and renewal in light of the risen Christ. It continues for 50 days until Pentecost Sunday, with a pause for the celebration of the Ascension 40 days after Easter Sunday.
Members of the Church, and people of good faith, have gathered together for almost 2000 years and prayed for the salvation of the world in light of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. They do this because they believe that Jesus’ movement from death on the cross, on Good Friday, through to new life, on Easter Sunday, is a fundamental witness to God’s desire for the world. They hope and believe that all of the creation, including people, will do the same in the fullness of time.
Pray this prayer with your family throughout the season of Easter: