Lord our God,
you call us to love you with all our passion, prayer, intelligence and energy;
you call us to love our neighbor,
you call us to love ourselves.
Draw us closer to you and your kingdom,
that we may reveal your mercy, justice and peace.
Through Jesus Christ Our Redeemer,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever
Our Father in heaven,
the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
you are our beginning and you will be our end;
we are made in your image and likeness.
We praise and thank you for this day.
This is the day on which you created light
and saw that it was good.
This is the day in whose early morning light
we discovered the tomb was empty,
and encountered Christ, the world’s true light.
This is the day you have made;
we shall rejoice and be glad in it.