The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
Heavily Father, we worship You and adore You because You have raised your Son from the dead and made Him to be Lord over all things in heaven and in earth.
Fil us with confidence that in the risen christ we can overcome all the threats to the reality of Your love for us. Especially destroy in us the fear that death separates us from Your mercy.
We long for some proof, like touching the risen One. Comfort us with His assurance and benediction that we are blessed as a people not seeing and yet believing. We yearn to roll away the stone of all our doubts. Help us see in the empty tomb that the stone is already rolled away, that we no longer seek the living One among the dead.
Give us of Your Spirit that we may live under Your Son in the freedom of those who have been delivered from death to life. Raise us each day from the depths of sin to the joys of forgiveness, and let us walk before You in righteousness; through our risen Lord and Redeemer. Amen.
-Lutheran Book of Prayer-