The Prayer of the Day:
God of mercy, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for he is alive and has become the Lord of
life. Increase in our minds and hearts the risen life we share with Christ, and help us to grow as your
people toward the fullness of eternal life with you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Today Christ is risen and we gather together with astonishment and joy. Christ is risen and we have been set free from the bonds of death. Christ is risen and we are forgiven. Christ is risen and with the women at the tomb and Peter, we are amazed. Let us rejoice: Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!