Great and glorious God,
you have rolled away the stone and raised Christ to life,
and now you invite us to share in the Good News.
Give us the courage to welcome the winds of change in our lives
as it sweeps the sidewalks
and brings hope to hungry families, released prisoners,
sick and sad people of all ages.
In this season of Easter,
run with us in the joy of new life
that transforms the way we see the world and one another.
For Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
—from Worship in the City: Prayers and Songs for Urban Settings
by Nancy Elizabeth Hardy (UCPH, 2015)