A Prayer in the Spirit

Christ is risen from the dead

trampling down death by death

and upon those in the tombs

bestowing life!

O God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ:

How marvelous is the way you created us in

your own image and likeness,

and even more wondrous is how you renew us and save us.

Just as your Son took our humanity on himself,

so let us share in his divinity.

By your Holy Spirit,

inspire us to live always in a way

that reveals your goodness and love to all the world.

For you are indeed our God,

and we give you glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

Now and forever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

(adapted from Monks of New Skete, Sighs of the Spirit, pp 328-329)