Easter Table Prayer
Creator God and Lord of Life,
You who call forth from the darkness of death
all those who love You,
help us rejoice this Easter Season
in the resurrection from the dead
of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Visit our home and this table
with Your bright blessing of peace and life.
We pause in the midst of this prayer
to remember all those who have died,
who live now in You and who await
the final and glorious resurrection of the dead.
Pause for silent reflection to remember those who have died.
May they and we,
because of our faith in You, our God,
taste in the victory of life over death.
May the Risen Christ, our Lord and Savior,
be our guest as we celebrate His resurrection
Bless those whose work to prepare this meal
has truly been a work of prayer,
and bless all of us who shall share it
with Easter love and joy.
May You, then, bless this table and this food,
and each of us in Your holy name.
– Edward Hays, “Prayers for the Domestic Church: A Handbook for Worship in the Home”