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The Easter season reminds us that we no longer need to fear death.
United with Christ, we will live forever.




Prayer For The Easter Virtues

O Lord, 
the resurrection of your Son
has given us new life and renewed hope.
Help us to live as new people
in pursuit of he Christian ideal.
Grant us the wisdom to know what we must do,
the will to want to do it,
the courage to undertake it,
the perseverance to continue to do it,
and the strength to complete it.


Prayer in Praise of Christ's Humanity

O Risen Lord,
your body was part of your power,
rather that you a part in its weakness.
For this reason you could not but rise again,
if you were to die-
because of your body,
once taken by you,
never was or could be separated from you
even in the grave.


I keep your most holy body before me
as the pledge of my own resurrection.
Though I die,
as I certainly shall die,
it only means that my life is changed,
for I shall rise again.



Prayer to Christ Ascended into Heaven

O Lord Jesus,
I adore you,
Son of Mary,
my Savior and my Brother,

for you are God.

I follow you in my thoughts,
O first-fruits of our race,
as I hope one day by your grace
to follow you in my person
into heavenly glory.


In the meantime,
do not let me neglect the earthly task
which you have given me.
Let me labor diligently all my life
with a greater appreciation for the present.
Let me realize that only by accomplishing
true human fulfillment 
can I attain divine fulfillment
and ascend to you at the completion of my work.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit of light and love,
you are the substantial love
of the Father and the Son;
hear my prayer.


Bounteous bestower of most precious gifts,
grant me a strong and living faith,
which make me accept all revealed truths
and shape my conduct in accord with them.
Give me a most confident hope in all divine promises
which prompts me to abandon myself unreservedly
to you and your guidance.


Infuse into me a love of perfect goodwill,
that makes me accomplish to God's least desires.
Make me love not only my friends by my enemies as well
in imitation of Jesus Christ
who through you offered himself on the Cross
for all people.

Holy Spirit,
animate, inspire, and guide me,
and help me to be always
a true follower of you.

  Prayers are from the New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book, Catholic Book Publishing Co. New York 1999  




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