Lord Jesus Christ, on the second Sunday of Easter,
the light of your love shines on!
Your light has come into the world,
And neither darkness, nor evil, nor even death itself could overcome it.
And we (like Mary, like the disciples, like “doubting” Thomas)
who have been there with you through Holy Week and the first Easter Morning
have been made witnesses to the resurrection story:
wondering, bewildered, hoping, rejoicing….and sometimes doubting.
It is not always easy to believe with our minds and trust with our hearts.
Open the eyes of our faith that we may behold the work of your redemption.
Open our minds and hearts to receive you, Lord:
your resurrection glory, your light everlasting.
May this time of worship, reflection and celebration
be a worthy response to your love and your sacrifice for us.