Emptier of Tombs:you raised Jesus from the grave so all fears might be banished; so the locked doors of our hearts could be flung open; so our quivering lips could declare what we have seen and heard.
Bright Glory of God: as you stood in the middle of your friends on that first Easter night, come among us now, in this time and place, showing us that death and sin no longer stand in the way of our life with you.
Breath of Peace: strengthen us so we may stand with all who fear life; take our hands in yours, so we may serve all who are broken with grief; inspire us to share the grace which has been breathed into our very souls.
God in Community, Holy in One, hear us as we pray as Jesus taught us, saying, Our Father . . .
Submitted by Rev. Thom Shuman, author of Lectionary Liturgies via LiturgyLink.Net.