An Easter Prayer
Lord, we pray for your Church, that in this Easter season we may
have the faith to know our Lord risen indeed.
O Lord Jesus Christ,
through your rising, again hope has been renewed,
joy has been restored
and life has been re-created for this whole world.
Give us grace in this season of celebration
to rise to you in our hearts,
that with prayer and song we may re-echo
that hymn of joy which your Easter began,
O Jesus Christ our Lord.
(from The Canterbury Book of New Parish Prayers by M.J.Kramer)