God of new life,
In these Easter days the wonder of the Risen Christ is close.
Walking in the budding woods, resurrection is everywhere,
the heart-song of the wild daffodil’s golden center,
the magnolia’s blushed cup, the downy new leaf and the rippling brook.
It is clear that life-death-life is the pattern at the center of the universe—
renewal, transformation, regeneration, healing.
May we have the courage to keep living toward resurrection’s new bloom.
The Lord is Risen, Indeed! Hallelujah!
*Prayer borrowed from World News in Prayer on April 8. For prayers for around the world and other resources, visit http://worldinprayer.org.