Daily Easter Prayer

"Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall declare your praise."

Opening Prayer:
you give your church constant growth
by adding new members to your family.
Help us put into action in our lives
the baptism we have received with faith.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son
who lives and reigns with you and Holy Spirit,
on God, for ever and ever.

The Readings  Acts 2:14, 22-33; Psalm 16; Matthew 28:8-15

Daily Meditation:
Help us put our baptism into action.

Sometimes, we hardly believe that tomb is empty.
Sometimes, our grief holds a vigil outside many tombs.
This week we let the reality of the resurrection of Jesus penetrate our hearts.
We died with Jesus in baptism, and we will rise with him in glory.
We can pause throughout our day,
even while moving from one thing to another,
to remember what this day is about.
We may want to renew our Baptismal promises several times this week,
each time using our own words -
making our promises concrete,
as we reflect upon what would put our baptism into action in our lives.

The women were frightened and yet very happy,
as they hurried from the tomb and ran to tell his disciples.
Matthew 28:8

Today's Daily Reflection

Intercessions for Easter Week

Closing Prayer:
Loving Father,
How do I live the baptismal promises
I made again over the weekend?
I want to live my life in service of you.
Help me to carry the gift of faith
I received from you.
Help me to welcome those
who joined the church in baptism.
Guide me and give me the courage
to live my faith, to accept your love.

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.

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