Amen, Alleluia! (Easter Day)

From my book, O Beautiful Dust:

All-powerful and Sovereign God:
This is the third day, when you raised your Son,
the world’s Saviour and True Light,
from his rest in a garden tomb
by the power of your Holy Spirit.

This is the day when you broke forever
the power of death, annihilated hell,
and condemned evil by your just judgment.

This is the day when all whom you call friends
celebrate Jesus Christ, firstborn of all creation,
through whom you call the whole universe
to enjoy you forever.

Grant that we,
living joyfully within in your story of liberation,
may do justice for all,
love others with acts of deep kindness,
and walk with you humbly
in the glory of your Triune radiance.

This is the third day,
when your people shout their deepest praise:
Amen, alleluia!

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