God our loving Father, we are your people and everything in us shouts out for joy on this feast of the Resurrection.
What great love and power you have shown! You have raised your Son Jesus from death!
You have given him a new life stronger than death. You have made him Lord over all the earth.
In the name of all your creatures we thank you for your great love. We praise you and we wait with hope for the day of our own resurrection. Show us that we can celebrate the new life of Easter today and every day through the truth, the hope and the love we give each other. In the name of our risen Lord we pray. Amen
-St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Ft. Myers, FL