Deep joy in our Risen Savior who lived and loved, suffered and died, went into the tomb, rose to new life, descended into hell and ascended into heaven to show us that God is found in all places and in all circumstance of our daily life.
Heavenly Father, grant that as you raised our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, from death, so may we too know the joy of eternal life. Thank you for the glories of Easter and for the promise of resurrection on this joyous morning. Thank you for the love that you have shown us in the immeasurable gift of your Son. May we draw closer to him, and be able to extend your love to others.