Daily Easter Prayer
“Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.”
O God, who on this day,
through your Only Begotten Son,
have conquered death
and unlocked for us the path to eternity,
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.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. *
Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9
May our celebration
raise us up and renew our lives!
One of the great songs we often sing on Easter has the words,
“This is the feast of victory of our God. Alleluia!”
Everything with which we struggle,
and every hope and desire we have,
come together in this day.
The tomb is empty!
Sometimes Easter Sunday can be a busy day,
with visiting, meals, and travel.
Our prayer when we wake,
and our “calling to mind” throughout the day,
can help us remember what we are grateful for today.
There is Light in the midst of every darkness.
New life, ever lasting life is ours.
Our journey to the font of renewal
has helped us remember we have been placed with Jesus.
If we haven’t done so at liturgy this morning,
we might renew our Baptismal promises today.
Christ is the Lord of life, raised up by the Father;
in his turn he will raise us up by his power.
Let us pray to him, saying:
Christ our life, save us.
Lord Jesus, light shining in the darkness, you lead your people into life, and give our mortal nature the gift of holiness,
– may we spend this day in praise of your glory.
Lord, you walked the way of suffering and crucifixion,
– may we suffer and die with you, and rise again to share your glory.
Son of the Father, our master and our brother, you have made us a kingdom of priests for our God,
– may we offer you our joyful sacrifice of praise.
King of glory, we look forward to the great day of your coming in splendor,
– that we may see you face to face, and be transformed in your likeness.
Raise me up! Renew my life!
Father of life, I see the light again!
I was in darkness and had lost hope
but Jesus Christ, your son,
has won out over death – for me.
I celebrate today, your love, the life you give me.
I feel your presence as you breathe on my mind
and open my heart.
So many times in my life my eyes are closed
but today I see the risen Lord
in the breaking of the bread.
Thank you for this morning of hope,
thank you for such incredible love.
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.