prayer for eastertide

O Lord Jesus Christ!
Today by dying You destroyed our death,
and by rising You restored our life.
Help us never to forget Your risen presence forever with us.
Help us to remember that You are with us:
in every time of perplexity - to guide and direct us,
in every time of sorrow - to comfort us,
in every time of temptation - to strengthen and to inspire us,
in every time of loneliness - to cheer and to befriend us,
even in death - to bring us through the waters
to the glory of the other side.
Make us certain
that there is nothing in time or in eternity
which can separate us from You,
so that in Your presence we may meet life with gallantry
and death without fear.
We ask You these for Your love's sake. Amen.