God of love, Father of all, the darkness that covered the earth has given way to the bright dawn of your Word made flesh. Make us a people of this light. Make us faithful to your Word, that we may bring your life to the waiting world. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Violence never again! War never again! Terrorism never again! In God’s name, may all religions bring upon earth justice and peace, forgiveness, life and love! Saint Pope John Paul II
Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous; teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not seek for rest, to labor and not to seek reward, save that of knowing that I do your will. St. …
Lord, take me where You want me to go; Let me meet who You want me to meet; Tell me what You want me to say; and Keep me out of your way. Father Mychal Judge – FDNY
I find you, Lord, in all things and in all my fellow creatures, pulsing with your life; as a tiny seed you sleep in what is small and in the vast you vastly yield yourself. Rainer Maria Rilke
Easter Sunday We have mourned for Christ’s suffering, now we celebrate the joy of his resurrection. May we come with joy to the feast which lasts for ever. Amen.
Holy Saturday Loving God, help me identify in my life all that should rightly die—tired habits, fruitless longings, old grudges. As you raised Jesus from the grave, resurrect in me faith, hope, and love that I may live in praise of you. Amen.
Good Friday Creator God, you raise Jesus to new life and promise we who believe in him life with you forever. Help us become bringers of new life to places of death and destruction in our world. Amen.
Easter celebrates Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and new life. The word resurrection means awakening. Easter calls us to pay attention to holy moments, both in and outside church, and reflect on their meaning. The song “Your Grace Finds Me” is about a renewed sense of awakening and the realization that God’s grace is everywhere. Key lines: It’s …
Prayer for Protection The light of God surrounds me;The love of God enfolds me;The power of God protects me;The presence of God watches over me.Wherever I am, God is. James Dillet Freeman