A Community Prayer of Praise this Easter
Good and gracious God,
As we greet the signs in nature around us: of Spring once again regaling us with the songs of returning birds and the awakening of flowers, we give you praise for an even greater sign of new life: the resurrection of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
For the Resurrection is our guarantee that justice will triumph over iniquity, light will overcome darkness, and love will conquer death.
As we celebrate, we also dare to ask for your grace that we may live the promise given to us, by imitating the life of Jesus in reaching out to the poor, the marginalized, the least among us, as we strive to be neighbor to all those we meet. With your help, may we become a beacon of hope and justice in a world hungry for peace and so in need of your love.
We praise you in this Easter season. Lord, change our hearts so we might change our lives to be messengers of Easter hope and promise all year through. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord forever. Amen.