Loving God, Father and Maker of all;
you gave your Son new life and brought him
out of darkness and death to live for ever:
bring us with him out from the dark places surrounding us,
and raise us to be with Jesus our Lord,
in the power of your Life,
today and always.
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.
Images: Prayer by Paul Iles, former Canon and Precentor of Hereford Cathedral Collect for Easter Day from Common Worship.