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41 best Easter prayers and blessings to share at the dinner table

Celebrate the holiday by reciting one of these meaningful benedictions.

Easter Sunday falls on March 31 this year, and if you're like many people, you probably plan to spend the day enjoying a special brunch or dinner with loved ones.

Because Easter is one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar, it's likely that in addition to attending service, you and your family may pause for grace before sitting down for a meal.

To help with your moment of holy reflection, we've gathered some Easter blessings to use in honor of the occasion.

From common benedictions like "The Lord's Prayer" and "Glory Be" to Irish blessings, including the beloved favorite "May the Road Rise Up to Meet You," you'll find a list of familiar and uplifting prayers in the collection below.

There are even words of joy to welcome spring and the many blessings it brings, including warm sunshine and pretty flowers.

Whether you choose one of these meaningful passages below or recite another blessing that plays an important part in your annual Easter tradition, what matters most is that you gather with those you love to commemorate the holiday.

Even if you simply read over these Easter blessings as part of your own quiet reflection, these passages from The Bible and prayer books will undoubtedly add inspiration to this year's Easter celebration.

Easter Prayers and Blessings

Easter Blessings
  • "Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth." – Come Holy Spirit
  • "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, by Thine be done." – Luke 22:42
  • "Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits thou hast given me, for all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me. O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I know thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, and follow thee more nearly, day by day. Amen." – Prayer of St. Richard
  • "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy." – Prayer of St. Francis
Easter Blessings
  • "I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth." –Psalm 121
  • "May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door." – Irish Blessing
  • "Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen." – Glory Be Prayer
  • "May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand." – Irish Blessing
Easter Blessings
  • "Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen." – The Lord's Prayer
  • "God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”– John 3:16
  • "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” – Psalm 119:105
  • "May the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; may the Lord lift up His countenance upon you you, and give you peace.” – Numbers 6:24-26
Easter Blessings
  • "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7
  • "Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” – Jude 1:21
  • "I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” – Psalm 34:4
  • "All-provident God, the good things that grace this table remind us of your many good gifts.” – Book of Blessings
Easter Blessings
  • "For food that stays our hunger, For rest that brings us ease, For homes where memories linger, We give our thanks for these." – Traditional Mealtime Prayer
  • "Blessed is the Holy Spirit, who brings us together at this table of love. Blessed be God now and forever.” – Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers
  • "Bless this food [this bread] and grant that all who eat it may be strong in body and grow in your love. Blessed are you, Lord our God, for ever and ever.” – Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, “A Book of Blessings"
  • "Grant we pray that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord’s resurrection may, through the renewal brought by your spirit, rise up in the light of life.” – Pope Francis, 2021 Easter Mass
Easter Blessings
  • "Blessed are you, spring. You invite us to sing songs to the frozen regions within and to bless the lessons of winter as we become your partner in a new dance.” – Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr, "The Circle of Life"
  • "God, give us eyes to see the beauty of the Spring, and to behold Your majesty in every living thing." – Helen Steiner Rice, "An Easter Prayer"
  • “You bless the Earth and abundance flows in its pastures; grant that by your blessing our fields may yield the food we need. For this we pray.” – Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers
  • "Thank you for the world so sweet, thank you for the food we eat. Thank you for the birds that sing. Thank you God for everything.” – Child's Blessing
Easter Blessings
  • "Of mercy’s never-failing spring, And steadfast judgment, I will sing; And since they both to thee belong, To thee, O Lord, address my song.” – The Book of Common Prayer
  • "Loving Father, we thank you for bringing us together for this meal: may we continue to live in your friendship and in harmony with one another. Bless this food, a sign of your loving care for us, and bless us in our daily lives.” Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, – “A Book of Blessings”
  • "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” – John 20:29
  • "Hope your Easter’s happy, hope your springtime’s bright. Hope your skies are sunny, and hope your heart is light.” – Helen Steiner Rice
Easter Blessings
  • "How blessed is this day, when earth and heaven are joined and humankind is reconciled to God!” – The Book of Common Prayer
  • "Be present at our table, Lord, Be here and everywhere adored. Thy people bless, and grant that we may feast in paradise with thee.” – John Wesley
  • "Draw us forth, God of all creation. Draw us forward and away from limited certainty into the immense world of your love. Give us the capacity to even for a moment taste the richness of the feast you give us. Give us the peace to live with uncertainty, with questions, with doubts. Help us to experience the resurrection anew with open wonder and an increasing ability to see you in the people of Easter.” – Traditional Prayer
  • "May the Risen Christ, our Lord and Savior, be our guest as we celebrate His resurrection with this Easter Sunday dinner. 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.” – Edward Hays, "Prayers for the Domestic Church"
Easter Blessings
  • "We praise you in this Easter season. Change our lives, change our hearts to be messengers of Easter joy and hope.” – Rev. Larry Snyder, White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, 2013
  • "Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.” – Psalm 51:10
  • "Lord, the resurrection of Your son has given us a new life and renewed hope. Help us to live as new people in pursuit of the Christian ideal.” – New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book
  • "This morning, let us pray that we’re worthy of His many blessings, that this Nation is worthy of His many blessings. Let us promise to keep in our hearts, in our souls, in our minds, on this day and on every day, the life and lessons of Christ, our Lord.” – Barack Obama, Easter Prayer Breakfast 2013
Easter Blessings
  • "For flowers that bloom about our feet, For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet, For song of bird, and hum of bee, For all things fair we hear or see, Father in heaven, we thank Thee!” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, "For Flowers That Bloom"
  • "Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.” – The Book of Common Prayer
  • "Bless us, Oh Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from the bounty through Christ, Our Lord.” – Traditional Prayer
  • "Let us gather in sanctuaries dedicated to worship and in homes blessed by family affection to express our gratitude for the glorious gifts of God.” – John F. Kennedy, Proclamation 3560
  • "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." – John 8:36