Easter Prayer – O Risen Lord
M: O risen Lord, who in your first appearance to Mary was mistaken for the gardener:
C: be present with us, and show yourself to us all in all our mistakes and uncertainties.
M: O risen Lord, who appeared to your dejected disciples on the road to Emmaus, and opened to them the scriptures, so that their hearts burned within them:
C: be present with us, and set our hearts on fire with love for you.
M: O risen Lord, who gave to your distraught followers the assurance of healing and forgiveness:
C: be present with us, and bring together all Christians in peace and harmony.
M: O risen Lord, who mindful of the needs of your disciples, prepared a meal by the Sea of Galilee:
C: be present with us, and make yourself known to us in all acts of hospitality and sharing.
M: O risen Lord, who in your final appearance on the Mount of Olives, lifted up hands of blessing on all people:
C: be present with us, and grant that our prayers today may be taken up into yours on behalf of the whole world.
Taken from: The Book of a Thousand Prayers, Compiled by Angela Ashwin
Adapted into a responsive format by S. Brown