Lord, how good it is for us to be here -- Matthew 17

Adult Playlist Easter: Being a Resurrection People

In the Easter Season, we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, whose love triumphed over death.

This year, more than ever, we need to embrace the hope of Easter and the new life it brings.  

We are a Resurrection people, called to relationship with the Risen Jesus and to spread the Good News.

The ideas below will help you pray with the JOY of Easter and live in the light of the Resurrection.

 

(You can find more Prayer Playlists for adults HERE.)

 

Here are the stories of Jesus' friends and followers to whom he appeared after his Resurrection:

                      Mary Magdalene:  John 20:1-18

                      The Dicsiples on the Road to Emmaus:  Luke 24:13-35

                      Thomas:  John 20:19-29

                      Breakfast on the Beach:  John 21:1-14

                      Peter:  John 21:15-19

Here are some more Scripture passages that reflect the JOY of Easter:

                       1 Chronicles 16:34-36

                       Isaiah 12:2

                       Jude 24-25

                       Psalm 118:24 

Here are a few blog articles with Easter inspiration:

                       Everyday Resurrections:  A Meditation on Easter

                       Experiencing Easter

                       Four Things to Remember if Life Doesn't Have You in Easter Season

                       Recognizing the Resurrection Takes Time

                       Living Out Easter Joy, After a Not-So-Successful Lent

 

Empty: The Good News of Easter

He's Still Risen

Resurrection, a short film from the SALT Project

Fr. James Martin, SJ:  Christ Is Risen

Bishop Barron on the Meaning of Easter

                      

Chris Rice, Come to Jesus

Steve Angrisano, Alleluia! Love Is Alive

Matt Maher, Because He Lives

West Coast Choir, Because He Lives

Matt Maher, Alive Again

Matt Maher, Christ Is Risen

Christ Has No Body Now But Yours

For King and Country, By Our Love

We Walk By Faith

We Remember

Center of My Life

 

Here are some things to reflect on during your prayer time.  They can also serve as journal prompts.

  • Which of the Resurrection stories from Scripture are you drawn to most in your life right now?
  • Where can you see new life beginning to blossom in the world right now?
  • Where can you see new life beginning to blossom in your life right now?
  • What helps you to feel the joy of Jesus' resurrection?
  • How do you feel called to share that joy with others?
  • How do you experience intimacy with the Risen Jesus?

 

Here's a ten-minute audio guided meditation from God in All Things:  Dreaming of the Resurrection.

Here's a reflection on the idea that Easter Is a Verb.

From Ignatian Spirituality, try this Imaginative Prayer:  A Meeting on the Road to Emmaus (both audio and written versions are provided).

Three-Minute Retreats for Easter:

                           Easter Sunday 

                           Newness of Life 

                           God Is Alive

 

Pick one of these Seven Ways to Celebrate Easter throughout the 50 days of the Easter season.

Create an Easter Garden (could be a craft project OR an actual planted garden).  Here are some ideas:

                       Empty Tomb Garden DIY Easter Decor Project

                       The Easter Garden   

                       Easter Garden Ideas from Pinterest

Celebrate Easter in your kitchen with the traditional foods of the Easter season. Try these recipes:

                       What Are Hot Cross Buns and What Do They Have To Do With Easter?

                       The Traditional Foods of Easter

 

Pray As You Go has a series of five audio meditations on the Acts of the Apostles.

Arts and Faith has a series of Easter imaginative prayer exercises, including a visual reflection on a work of art:

                       Easter Reflection One

                       Easter Reflection Two

                       Easter Reflection Three

 

(You can find more Prayer Playlists for adults HERE.)