"Renew your gift of life within me."

Heavenly Father and God of mercy,
I no longer look for Jesus among the dead,
for he is alive and has become the Lord of life.

From the waters of death you raise me with him
and renew your gift of life within me.

Increase in my mind and in my heart
the risen life I share with Jesus
and help me to grow as your servant
toward the fullness of eternal life with you.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Adapted from the Alternative Opening Prayer, 
Second Sunday of Easter Season.