Apr 17, 2011

Easter Prayer II


If you were not risen,
Lord Christ, to whom would we go
to discover a radiance
of the face of God?


If you were not risen,
we would not be together
seeking your communion.
We would not find in your presence
forgiveness,
wellspring of a new beginning.

If you were not risen,
where would we draw the energy
for following you
right to the end of our existence,
for choosing you again and anew?

—Brother Roger of Taize
The Book of a Thousand Prayers
posted on the Saint Louis University Prayerbook website.

(The Book of a Thousand Prayers is available at Amazon and elsewhere.)

For other prayers for Easter, see Easter Prayer and Easter Prayer of Petition.