This is the day you have made, oh God, and what a day it is—for it is the Lord’s Day!
Of the manifold blessings for which we praise you, we praise you most of all for our Lord Jesus Christ, for his life of perfect obedience to you, for the death he died on the cross, and for that Sunday morning miracle in which he broke the bonds of death.
We praise you on this Lord’s Day because it is the day on which we commemorate and celebrate hope, the hope that is real for us and for all your creation because of the resurrection of Jesus.
Please, oh God—fill us with the resurrection life that we might live in hope for this world and for the world to come; fill us with the resurrection life that we might rise above our struggles even as we live through them; fill us with the resurrection life that we might live every moment of every day in trust and in assurance; fill us with the resurrection life that we might live out your presence in us in these days even as we will live in your presence one day.
On this Lord’s Day, oh God, remind us in this service of worship that we are filled with resurrection power and cause us to remember as we go out into the world that we walk every moment in that resurrection power.
In the name of our crucified and resurrected Lord,