Prayer for the week
God of life and love:
As we celebrate the Resurrection of your Son, we remember that the joy of Easter Morning came only after the sorrow of the Cross, the darkness of Good Friday, and the silence of the tomb.
As you reassured Mary in the garden, make yourself known to all who struggle to be joyful today; and show us, as you promised your disciples, that wherever we go, you are there before us, and will remain with us always.
Canon Carol Wardman
Collect for the week
Lord of all life and power,
who through the mighty resurrection of your Son
overcame the old order of sin and death
to make all things new in him:
grant that we, being dead to sin
and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
may reign with him in glory;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be praise and honour, glory and might,
now and in all eternity.