Everyday Easter Prayer

Gracious God, when Good Friday lingers in my heart,

   roll away the stone of my doubts and

   surprise me with angels in the garden. 

When headlines proclaim death, violence and loss,

   remind me to fear not. 

When grey skies hang heavy overhead,

   shine your Son-light on me. 

When medical worries overwhelm my body and mind,

   lighten my heart with hope. 

When bonds of anxiety weigh me down,

   lift me up. 

Like steam rising from my morning coffee,

   rise again in my daily life. 

Every day is Easter day.

   May I have eyes to see. Amen.