As we come to this Easter Time, may the light of the risen Christ draw us out of the darkness of the past year, and may the assurance that He is alive cause its problems and suffering to give way to renewed hope and joy.
Lo, Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
let the church with gladness hymns of triumph sing
for her Lord now liveth; death has lost its sting.
Living Lord Jesus,
We celebrate your victory over death. Remind us of your resurrection power around us to bring hope out of despair,
joy out of sorrow,
peace out of turmoil
love out of fear.
May we rejoice in the new life you offer to us, and know your life-giving presence and power within us.