Lord of All Life,

Today billions of us will proclaim, “He is risen – He is risen indeed!”

They are such simple words. Yet they transform everything about everything forever. Whether it’s the life we experience now, the life we dread or even the life we think we want.

Fill us to overflowing with Your resurrection life that arises out of Your unconditional, transforming and invitational love that is more powerful than addiction, injustice, poverty, hatred, sin or even death itself.

I pray this not just today when churches are filled with joyful people, beautiful music and eternal hope, but every day in the most painful, oppressing and despairing moments conceivable as You give Your new life, healing and hope to all who need it.

Christ the Lord is risen today. Alleluia!

Amen and Amen.