—Emil Brunner, Lenten-Easter Source Book (adapt.)
Brightness of God’s glory and exact image of God’s person, whom death could not conquer nor the tomb imprison: as you have shared our frailty in human flesh, may we share your immortality in the Spirit. Let no shadow of the grave terrify us, and no fear of darkness turn our hearts from you. Reveal yourself to us this day and all our days, as the first and the last, the Living One, our immortal Savior and Lord, through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God forever and ever. Amen.