We can live the hope and joy of Easter every day of the year, but we come together as Christians to observe Easter once a year.
This time can be made even more meaningful by connecting with our Lord in prayer. Reflecting on and praying through the Bible verses from the Easter story can help us focus our hearts on God’s truth and priorities.
These 30 powerful Easter prayer points with scriptures are here to help you pray through the Easter season, with a free printable resource at the end of this post.
Use these Easter prayers and prayer points for your own devotionals, prayer time with your small group Bible study, or plan your own church’s prayer gathering with it as an outline.
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Praying Bible Verses for Easter
Why should we pray for Easter? And why is it a good idea to pray Scripture for Easter?
Easter can be a date that comes and goes for many people. It doesn’t have quite as much activity or obligations as the Christmas season holds.
By adding a prayer focus to the Easter season, we can remember the magnitude of what our God did for us at Easter, appreciating what He continues to do in our lives.
By praying Scripture for Easter, we can dwell on God’s truth about Easter, what happened at the cross, and our relationship with Him right now.
You may want to pray through these throughout the Easter season. Some pray from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, while others pray through the season of Lent, starting on Ash Wednesday.
The printable at the end of this post has thirty prayer points and can be used as a month-long guide, with one prayer point for each day. Or you can pray through it as time allows. Use it as God leads you.
If you’re not familiar with the Easter story, you can read it HERE. This can help you understand more context about these prayer points.
30 Easter Prayer Points with Scriptures
Some of these Bible verses come directly from the Easter story, while others refer to the hope, salvation, joy, or mercy that we find from the redemption we have in Jesus Christ.
Read the verse and reflect on it, then pray through the prayer point that follows.
Our Need for a Savior
There would be no need for Easter if we didn’t need a Savior! Our sin separates us from God. Pray through your need for a Savior.
“But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Prayer Point: Thank God for His merciful love, that Christ would die for us before we even turned to Him.
“As it is written, ‘There is no one righteous; no, not one. There is no one who understands. There is no one who seeks after God. They have all turned away. They have together become unprofitable. There is no one who does good, no, not so much as one.’ Psalm 14:1-3; 53:1-3; Ecclesiastes 7:20 ” Romans 3:10-12
Prayer Point: Pray that we will not trust in our own goodness, or despair in our own sin, but look to Jesus to save us.
God’s Love for Us
Isn’t it amazing that the Creator of the universe loves us? We have not done anything that deserves that love, but He loves us anyway.
1 John 4:9
“By this God’s love was revealed in us, that God has sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” 1 John 4:9
Prayer Point: Thank God for His perfect love. Pray that He will remind you of His love and help you share it with others. Ask Him to help you live through Him and His power.
As we reflect on the events from Palm Sunday and Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, to the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, we can ask God to give us insight into what Jesus went through at this time.
“They took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet him, and cried out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel!” John 12:13
Prayer Point: Pray for God to refine our hearts as we follow Him. They praised Jesus because they thought He would deliver Him politically, when He looked to deliver them spiritually at that time. Pray that we would follow Him faithfully and consistently.
“Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching. The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death, for they feared the people.” Luke 22:1-2
Prayer Point: Ask God to help us to be faithful in following Him. Pray that we would not fear man, but that we would respect and serve the Lord.
“Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him to you?” So they weighed out for him thirty pieces of silver.” Matthew 26:14-15
Prayer Point: Pray that God would show us where we are valuing something – money, power, people’s opinions, comfort, or anything else – over Him. Ask God to keep us from betraying Him in our lives today, in ways both big and small.
Good Friday is the day that the Son of God went to the cross to take on our sins, paying our debt through His death. These prayer points cover the events that lead up to the cross, as well as what happened at the cross.
“Jesus therefore came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple garment. Pilate said to them, “Behold, the man!” John 19:5
Prayer Point: Thank Jesus for His willingness to endure the mockery and humiliation leading up to and at the cross. Pray that we would live our lives in reverence to Him.
“He saved others, but he can’t save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.” Matthew 27:42
Prayer Point: Give thanks to our Lord for His commitment and obedience to God’s plan, even when it was heartbreaking. Pray to obey like Christ.
“Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit.” Matthew 27:50
Prayer Point: In a time by yourself, confess your sins that put Jesus on the cross. Thank Him for the forgiveness for which He paid a dear price.
“He took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb that was cut in stone, where no one had ever been laid.” Luke 23:53
Prayer Point: Pray for faith that still believes in dark hours, that does not abandon the Lord when it seems that things are hopeless.
Resurrection on Easter Sunday
All of Christianity focuses on Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ! We find our redemption and salvation in Him. Pray through these Easter prayer points that changed everything in our lives!
Mark 16:5-6, John 20:18
“Entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were amazed. He said to them, “Don’t be amazed. You seek Jesus, the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen. He is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him!” Mark 16:5-6
“Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.” John 20:18
Prayer Point: Thank the Lord for His power over death, that He both paid our debt and lives again to give us hope! Pray to experience the joy of being born again in Him.
“And the third day he shall rise again.” Luke 18:33b KJV
Prayer Point: Thank the Lord that we can trust His promises, and the truth of God’s Word. Pray that we will put our faith in the Word of God and not other distractions.
“He is not here, for he has risen, just like he said. Come, see the place where the Lord was lying.” Matthew 28:6
Prayer Point: Pray that we will live our lives in the light of our risen Savior. Give thanks for the Jesus’ resurrection!
“He isn’t here, but is risen. Remember what he told you when he was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and the third day rise again?” Luke 24:6-7
Prayer Point: Thank Jesus for His fulfillment of God’s plan for Him and for us, and for His power over death!
“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will still live, even if he dies.” John 11:25
Prayer Point: Ask God to set our minds on the hope and truth found in His resurrection and His life.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.” John 14:6
Prayer Point: Thank the Lord that He has made a way to our Heavenly Father. Pray that we will live our lives according to this truth. Ask God for the wisdom on how to share this truth with others.
In being forgiven of our sins, we are no longer separated from God, for now and also for eternity! We can rest in this truth about God. This is illustrated by one of the most famous verses from the Bible, John 3:16.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Prayer Point: Give thanks to God for this amazing gift, that cost Him so much. Thank Him for eternal life, and pray for opportunities to share this hope with others.
New Life in Christ
Because of Easter, we are not only saved from our sins, but find new life in Christ! These Easter prayer points with Scriptures remind us of the transformative power of faith in Jesus Christ. We are able to turn away from our old self, and pursue the new creation we are in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Prayer Point: Pray that we would live new lives in Christ, turning away from things that have or could draw us away from Him.
“Praise the LORD, my soul, and don’t forget all his benefits, who forgives all your sins, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your desire with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:2-5 WEBBE
Prayer Point: Thank God for the transformed lives He gives us, here on earth but ultimately in heaven, and ask for His compassionate mercy in our lives today.
1 John 3:23
“This is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he commanded.” 1 John 3:23
Prayer Point: Pray that we as Christians would show this love for others in Christ, even when it’s difficult.
The Guidance of the Holy Spirit
As we live as Christians, we have the Holy Spirit in our lives. He lives within us to guide us towards living for Him. What an amazing gift that is to us! We are not on our own
“But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you.” John 14:26
Prayer Point: Ask God to help us live godly lives that honor Him, by the great power of the Holy Spirit. Pray that we would live by Him and not grieve Him with our sin.
If God were not merciful, we would not be able to stand before Him with any hope. Our sins deserve eternal separation from God; our good works would never be good enough.
Easter is the perfect time to reflect on God’s great mercy for our souls.
1 Peter 1:3
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3
Prayer Point: Pray that God would remind us of His mercy today. Pray that we would not take it for granted. Pray that we would reject the lie that He cannot forgive us.
“But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.”
Prayer Point: Pray that we would know God’s mercy, and experience God’s grace in our lives. Thank Him for Christ Jesus, our Savior!
Jesus Christ is our living hope provided by the resurrection! We can take joy in this each day and thank Him for it.
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Prayer Point: Pray that we will experience God’s joy and peace as we trust in Jesus. Give thanks for this hope.
“Jesus said to him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen, and have believed.’” John 20:29
Prayer Point: As we have not seen Jesus in the flesh, but in our lives, pray for His blessing, and for Him to strengthen our hope and faith each day.
Good News of Jesus Christ
Now that we know this good news of Jesus Christ, we have the privilege of sharing this hope with others! Pray through these Bible verses about sharing the salvation message.
“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20
Prayer Point: Pray for opportunities to share the hope and knowledge found in Jesus Christ. Ask God to show you how and where to share, and to be able to share right where you are.
“There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven that is given among men, by which we must be saved!” Acts 4:12
Prayer Point: Pray that we would stay strong in a culture that doesn’t accept Jesus as the one way to God. Ask God to help us to communicate this truth to others.
“For I am not ashamed of the Good News of Christ, because it is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first, and also for the Greek.” Romans 1:16
Prayer Point: Ask God to help you love and share the Good News of Christ with others. Pray for encouragement in environments where this message is not well received.
While Easter isn’t as “big” as Christmas outside of the church, it still has opportunities to connect with others inside and outside of the church.
Spend time in prayer for these events, whether it is getting Easter eggs ready for a hunt, preparing a family dinner, pictures with the Easter bunny, attending an Easter worship service, or other Resurrection Day events.
1 Corinthians 10:31
“Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
Prayer Point: Whatever this Easter season may bring, pray that we would live a life for the glory of the Father . Pray that we would show His love to others and reflect Jesus in our lives.
1 Peter 3:15
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts. Always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, with humility and fear.” 1 Peter 3:15
Prayer Point: Pray that we would be ready to share our hope in Jesus Christ, during the Easter season, but also the rest of the year.
Printable Easter Prayer Points with Scriptures
Use this free printable to pray through Easter. It’s helpful for your own quiet time, during small group prayers or Bible study, or at a weekly prayer time.
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Prayer for Easter
Pray along with this short and simple powerful Easter prayer, or use it to inspire your own prayer.
Thank You for Your love and compassion for us, that You would face the cross to pay our debt. We are thankful for the new beginnings that Your forgiveness creates in our lives.
May we glorify You this Easter season, remembering all that You have done for us. May we reflect Your love to others and share the hope that is found in You!
Please bless our Easter events and help them to reflect the true meaning of Easter.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Easter is a time to remember and celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ. Take this opportunity to spend time in prayer, worshiping and glorifying our Almighty God, and being thankful for our dear Lord Jesus Christ.