Lord of All Life,

Today we join billions of people around the world in proclaiming, “He is risen – He is risen indeed!” Sure, they are words so easy to utter. But we say them because we choose to believe that they point to a reality so powerful it literally has changed everything about everything in life.

Fill us to overflowing with this resurrection reality that flows from Your love, is more powerful than the worst life has to offer and defeats death itself.  Not just today in full churches, with joyful people and beautiful music. But every day in every possible way, as Your new life, Your healing and Your hope transforms us, others and the world from the inside-out.

Yes, today we boldly proclaim, “He is risen – He is risen indeed!” And we do it in the name, hope and power of the Resurrected One, Jesus the Christ.

Amen.