EASTER

 
For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved.
John 3:16-17 NKJV
 
BASKETS
When picking up a basket,
Father,
please carry my precious children
through whatever they may face.
Carry my family and friends
wherever You want us to be.
Fill us up, use us,
and may our lives be pleasing –
beautiful before You.
BIBLE 
Father God,
please pour out a passion for You and Your Word,
for hiding It deep within our hearts
to spend It as great Treasure throughout the world,
pouring It into the lives of others
so that they might enjoy Its great Power.
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So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth:
it shall not return to me void,
but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Isaiah 55:11 AKJV
BUNNIES
Have you ever watched a rabbit fleeing a predator? They move quickly, leaping in zigzag directions, making it difficult to be caught.
 
May we, our families, our friends…
be vigilant and flee
from any subtle or sinister temptation
seeking to gain our attentions to ensnare us or destroy us.
(James 4:7; 1 Cor. 6:18)
CANDY
May people throughout the world
desperately crave You
and Your Word.
Oh, that all would taste and see
that the Lord is very very good!
(Inspiration from Psalm 34:8)
CARDS
As people open Easter cards,
may their attentions be drawn to a Love so great
that Jesus Messiah embraced the suffering of a cruel Roman Cross
to free us from the slavery of sin,
and He granted us access to the Presence of God
every moment throughout Eternity.
May messages bearing Truth be planted into fertile human hearts,
yielding abundant faith-filled fruit.
CHICKS
How You long to gather people throughout the world
into Your holy Presence
to shield them and love them,
as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings.
Father, let strongholds crumble
that prevent their turning their hearts and lives to You.
(Matt. 23:37)
CHILDREN
Your Word says,
“Suffer the little children to come unto Me,
and forbid them not.”
Father, we pray that parents faithfully bring their children,
Your children, into Your Presence
and strengthen their understanding in Your Word daily.
 
Sunday church is totally inadequate to address the onslaught
of information and ideas that seek to infect their minds and hearts.
May parents recognize their duty as warriors in protecting
and grooming their children
when sitting in their homes, driving down the road,
when they go to sleep at night and when they awaken in the morning.
God first and last
and saturating every thought and activity in-between.
Speak to all, even as they sleep.
Let there be strong support groups in their churches
as they seek to raise these to be
warriors of worship, leaders in the Light,
influencing the culture for righteousness’ sake
living moment by moment in Your glorious Presence and Power.
May they resist activities that interfere with participation
in church services or God-honoring events.
May parents not be bound to doctrines or places or methods,
but willing to plant their families
in churches that will cause their entire family to flourish.
Without excuses, may Your Presence be our highest priority
and our greatest delight.
When we stand before You, we want to hear You say,
“Well done…”
(Matt. 19:14, Deut. 9 & 11)
CHRISTIAN MUSICALS or EASTER EVENTS
That a special anointing, enthusiasm, and powerful sense of unity rest upon any who contribute in any way to these activities throughout the world... For protection from every satanic strategy to interfere in any way with any event or individual… May every detail be woven together in a manner that will produce excellence, glorify God, and produce fruit that will endure until God’s Plan on earth is fulfilled… That God draw people from the north, south, east, and west, and that nothing hinder their obedient response to attend or respond to the message of Light that is communicated… May this prayer include every form of communicating the Gospel – at any indoor or outdoor venue, radio, television, Internet…
COLORS} BLUE
Symbolizes holiness, faithfulness, peace, unity, Truth, integrity, honesty…
May our loved ones,
may Christians desire to be recognized as
discerning children of distinction,
known throughout the world for their integrity.
May boys throughout the world long to be
and live to be men after God’s own Heart,
even from the womb,
conducting themselves as princes.
May their hearts and minds be pure and holy,
devoted to communicating Light to a world
that’s lost in darkness.
COLORS} GREEN
Symbolizes deceit, cowardice, hope, light…
May we flee from any dark spirit of self-sufficiency,
selfish-sufficiency, greed…
and enthusiastically honor You
with the resources You’ve provided
to minister to You by meeting the needs of others.
May we be good stewards of every task
and resource You assign us,
recognizing that we will have to give an account
before You some day.
May we prosper in everything
we set our hearts and hands to do
that will bring You honor and praise.
Quicken us whenever tempted to envy others, fleeing
 so that we may embrace Your Will for our lives,
a Plan that is unique and fruitful.
As winter gives way to spring, may we see Your glory and the promise of New Life
displayed in all creation as it unfolds in vibrant color and ceaseless wonder.
COLORS} PINK
Symbolizes love, romance, femininity, breast cancer, abortion regret…
Please invade the bodies of anyone with
any form of cancer,
making every cell whole and holy…
If they or their families or friends do not yet know You,
may their circumstances draw them into Your Love,
their embracing Your desire to be with them
and to love them Forever…
May women throughout the world
be filled with the passion of a princess for her King.
May they recognize their irreplaceable value as wives, mothers, and women of great destiny.
May Your daughters faithfully strive to be women of virtue
as defined by Proverbs 31…
May women who are pregnant desire and protect their children
recognizing that these are fearfully and wonderfully designed in the image of God…  
COLORS} PURPLE
Symbolizes royalty, wisdom, honor…
May we conduct our lives
as obedient and faithful children
of our great God and King,
clothed in robes of righteousness,
always longing to please and glorify our Father.
May we serve as faithful and faith-filled royal ambassadors,
expanding God’s love, knowledge, and influence
as we labor for the expansion of His Kingdom…
COLORS} RED
Symbolizes love, passion, excitement, danger, violence…
Let there be an explosion of passionate love for
the Savior of the World.
Grant us a holy obsession
for setting the world on fire,
turning hearts and minds to God.
Help us to remain faithful in every circumstance.
If faced with persecution, may we and those we love
overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimonies,
not loving our lives more than death.
~~~ 
“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals,
because you were slain, and with your blood
you purchased for God
persons from every tribe and language
and people and nation.
You have made them to be a kingdom  and priests to serve our God,
and they will reign on the earth.”
Revelation 5:9-10 NIV
COLORS} WHITE
That people throughout the earth cry out for repentance, for passionate purity, for holiness…
Come now,
and let us reason together, saith the Lord:
though your sins be as scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson,
they shall be as wool.
Isaiah 1:18 KJV   
COLORS} YELLOW
Symbolizes deceit, cowardice, hope, light…
Please expose every form of deception…
May we never draw back, but continually remain bold
in our efforts to advance Truth
and make Your Name famous…
May we not fear or be dismayed, for You are with us;
You are our God. You will strengthen us, yes,
You will help us. You will hold us firmly
 with Your righteous right Hand (Is. 41:10)…
May we be faithful in bearing Your light
within a world that seemingly grows darker
with each passing day.
CROSS
I have crosses scattered throughout my house. Their beauty cannot translate the horrific agony Christ chose to demonstrate the magnitude of His love for us. 
May people throughout the world
regard Christ and His Battle on the Cross
with profound reverence….
Help us to forgive with the same measure
that Christ has forgiven us…
May we crucify the flesh and all its cravings…
Please grant us a faithful passion for You and the Cross,
our cross, to take it up and follow
wherever You may lead…
~~~ 
“Anyone who loves his father or mother more than Me
is not worthy of Me;
anyone who loves his son or daughter more than Me
is not worthy of Me;
and anyone who does not take his cross and follow Me
is not worthy of Me.”
Matthew 10:37-38 NIV
CROSS
…but God shows his love for us in that
while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 ESV
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“Anyone who intends to come with me has to
let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am.
Don’t run from suffering; embrace it.
Follow me and I’ll show you how.
Self-help is no help at all.
Self-sacrifice is the way, my way,
to saving yourself, your true self.
What good would it do to get everything you want
and lose you, the real you?
What could you ever trade your soul for?”
Mark 8:34-37 The Message
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I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live,
but Christ lives in me;
and the life which I now live in the flesh
I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 NKJV
FLOWERS
So teach us to number our days, 
that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
Psalm 90:12 AKJV
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The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.
Isaiah 40:8 NASB
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